Tuesday, August 28, 2012
We farm the land and we provide grains and animals for harvest.
But those grains and animals are land, feed and water intensive. Animals produce waste and methane, one of those "greenhouse" gases.
Yikes, Malthus seems to be rising from the grave. Except, of course, that there may be some more efficient ways to feed the masses before we turn to Soylent Green.
This is the first post in a new series of posts about aquaculture, which may be one of those ways.
If it seems strange to find this topic on a maritime security blog, well, food security is one aspect of national security and protecting the delivery of food from the sea - that's a maritime security issue.
Let's begin then, with a video that the National Aquaculture Association has kindly given me permission to embed - a primer on aquaculture, if you will: