The access and availability of food is a looming issue that needs to be addressed, so says the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Spokesman Casey Langan said in the next 50 years the world will need to produce double the amount of food it does today.
Langan said that’s why the state needs to be investing in the next generation of farmers by supporting related programs within high school, university and university extension levels.
The group says research shows the general public is not concerned of the issue of food security.
“During a time of economic distress they’re probably more concerned about paying for their own grocery bill,” said Langan. “But that doesn’t wash away this big issue of food security we face in the world.”
Technological advances in farming are a key in food security because “they’re not making any more land.”