Who Will Feed Us? The Industrial Food Chain vs the Peasant Food Web

Title Who Will Feed Us? The Industrial Food Chain vs the Peasant Food Web
Contributor ETC Group
Content Who Will Feed Us? is a data-driven report full of unexpected statistics that reveal a tale of two food systems. It upturns common assumptions about who feeds whom in a hungry world threatened by climate change.

Some highlights of the report:

  • Peasants (not food corporations) feed the world: 70% of the world’s population is fed by the Peasant Food Web, using only 25% of resources.
  • Industrial food production fails to feed: Only 24% of the food produced by the Industrial Food
    Chain actually reaches people – the rest is wasted in meat production inefficiencies; lost in transport, storage and at the household; and diverted to non-food products.
  • Industrial food costs us more: For every dollar spent on industrial food, it costs another 2 dollars to clean up the mess

The report is also available in Spanish and French

Year Published 2017
Language English
Link http://www.etcgroup.org/sites/www.etcgroup.org/files/files/etc-whowillfeedus-english-webshare.pdf

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With Climate Chaos, Who Will Feed Us? The Industrial Food Chain or the Peasant Food Web?

Title With Climate Chaos, Who Will Feed Us? The Industrial Food Chain or the Peasant Food Web?
Contributor ETC Group
Content This short report compares the industrial food system with peasant farming. Industrial farming gets all the attention (and most of the land). It accounts for more than 80% of the fossil fuel emissions and uses over 70% of the water supply used in agriculture, but it actually produces only about 30% of the world’s food.

In this succinct, illustrated booklet, you’ll find the answers to these questions…

• Who produces more food per hectare?
• Who will conserve our aquatic harvest?
• Who will protect our forest foods?
• Who can reduce agriculture’s GHG emissions?

…and many more.

Download the PDF in two formats:

• For online reading: Download (2.53 MB)
• For printing (booklet): Download (3.29 MB)

En español tambien, et en français!

Year Published 2014
Language English, French, Spanish
Link http://www.etcgroup.org/content/who-will-feed-us-0

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Who Will Feed Us? Questions for the Food and Climate Crises

Title Who Will Feed Us? Questions for the Food and Climate Crises
Contributor ETC Group
Content
Link http://www.etcgroup.org/upload/publication/pdf_file/ETC_Who_Will_Feed_Us.pdf

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