How much food does the world really need anyway? – Video Transcript
All the food that mankind has produced over the last 8 thousand years, that’s consizeable. We need to be able to produce that same amount again but with less available land and resources in the next 40 years. So it’s massive. And agriculture is massive, it employs over a billion people globally. It takes up nearly 40% of all the land, available land on the planet. It’s a block of land, the size of South America, for the crops that we consume and Africa for the livestock and the crops they consume. And commercial fishing takes (inaudible due to video edit).
In the US the forecast supply gap in seafood by 2025 is 2 million tons, which is a lot. Globally it’s 51 million metric tons. So, it’s a massive shortfall. Oceans hit their peak catches in 1980’s and so the statistics are that 90% of the ocean’s fisheries have either collapsed, are fully or over-exploited. And because of that, we are just not going to get more from the ocean. Fish happens to be the most sustainable of all the animal-based proteins that we eat. It converts feed better and it’s healthier. So a number of things went into the way that we designed the company.