Where did you get that crazy idea from Elvis? Nothing could be further from the truth. The amount of food available per capita is in fact increasing, not decreasing. No only is arable land productivity keeping pace with population growth it is outstripping it by a wide margin.
“So far, world agriculture has been able to respond to the rising demand for crop and livestock products. Although the world’s population doubled between 1960 and 2000 and levels of nutrition improved markedly, the prices of rice, wheat and maize - the world’s major food staples - fell by around 60 percent. The fall in prices indicates that, globally, supplies not only kept pace with demand, but even outstripped it.”
World agriculture:towards 2015, UNFAO
Elvis since your entire argument is built on this completely erroneous belief that food production isn’t keeping pace with population growth the entire argument appears to have been refuted with that one quote.
Again, that assertion isn’t borne out by the facts. Although there will be temporary regional decreases in income due to wars and other turmoil everwhere in the world is getting wealthier and nowhere is getting poorer. Real statistics on poverty are freely available from the World Bank (http://www.worldbank.org/poverty/data/index.htm ). In particular read the section titled “Global and regional poverty trends”. As you will see there devloping nations are all experiencing real increases in GDP per capita. The only region that experienced a decline from the 80s was eastern Europe due to civil wars and the turmoil of communist collapse, and even it has turned aorund in this century and is currently also getting wealthier.
The World Bank also has freely available data on a huge range of othe rpossible indictors of welth. None of them suggest that much of the world is not getting wealthier. Where did you get that idea from Elvis?
Bu that’s a total strawman Elvis. US grain production is increasing far more rapidly than population increase.
That’s a very broad brush you are painting with there. Some crops grow better with fewer inputs on good soil. That in itslef is a complete tuatology since ‘good soil’ is defined by the ability to grow crops without inputs. However topsoil loss is not the massive problem that you are making it out to be. Irrigation and synthetic fertilisers can cope with the problem in all but the most extraordinary cases.