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Are We Headed for a Food Shortage?

Farmland is diminishing. Every minute an acre of farmland is lost to development, amounting to millions of acres of farmland lost each year. The number of American farmers is expected to drop by 50 percent during the next 10 years. Did you know that 2013 was the sixth year the world consumed more food than it produced? World grain reserves are at their lowest levels since 1974, and many crops have been destroyed by severe weather -- heat waves, droughts, typhoons and hurricanes. We are facing vanishing farmland, retiring farmers, diminishing crops and a booming population growth, and our food supply is in trouble.