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Global agriculture has been suffering for many years The problems that are being faced now are not new nor will they go away in the future but rather increase This can be seen though the constant poor use or land and food the deterioration of farming land and the always hungry developing countries The world does not seem to be able to use the land and food it has to its full advantage First grain that could be feeding the starving is being wasted away to accommodate the developed countries of this world 40 of the worlds grain is being fed to livestock to be used in the meat centered diets of 1 and 4 people of the world Using grain fed livestock to support the countries is not even efficient because of the amount of calories lost during production Second people are not taking care of their land They are stripping it of essential nutrients and turning the land in to dust by overgrazing and over tilling which causes erosion Once the soil is lost it is useless and can not be replaced 75 billion tones of soil is lost every year Also contrary to popular belief that the world does not have enough food to feed everyone it does The world produces enough food to send everyone to bed with a full stomach The problem is not how much can or cannot be produced by the world but how it is distributed among the countries and it is always the rich countries that get what they want The average person requires 2400 calories a day The average person in a developed rich country would receive 40 more calories then they need while in developing poor countries a person would receive 10 below the required amount Changes in the environment have a huge effect on the world capability to produce crops Some of these changes come naturally but most have been
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