The food transportation challenge
“The world population increased from 3 billion in 1959 to 6 billion by 1999, a doubling that occurred over 40 years. The Census Bureau’s latest projections imply that population growth will continue into the 21st century, although more slowly. The world population is projected to grow from 6 billion in 1999 to 9 billion by 2044, an increase of 50 percent that is expected to require 45 years.” (Census.gov)
Housing and other amenities will engulf our villages, causing them to grow into towns and cities. We are transforming agrarian land into non-productive urbanized colonies. Transportation costs, storage, and food waste are growing as we eliminate our agronomical land and inadvertently decrease the availability of fresh food. This is rapidly pushing our farmlands further away, increasing the distance between farm to fork.