Food Resources – Is technology a panacea for food shortage?
Food insecurity may very well be one of the greatest challenge of this century. With climate change and population growth threatening the global food supply, it is important for us to consider if the implementation of technological strategies is a viable long-term solution to overcome the problem of food shortages.
Even though the use of technology particularly during the Green Revolution in the 1960s has helped to intensify food production and drastically increase food supply, are there long-term environmental impacts that may hinder a country's ability to sustain or increase it's overall crop production in the long run? In addition, even with the increase in global food supply, can food shortage still occur to some countries? Will the remote communities within the less-developed countries be able to access to the food supply? These are some questions that have to be addressed in order to address the main inquiry question.