September 19, 2018

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Desalination is expensive

Desalination Plant

Desalination Plant

Desalination is a very expensive answer

  • Water problems will increase to a point where gains from increased irrigation will be offset by loss of underground water and salination of the soil.

As with some other resource problems, there is an easy enough solution – desalination. But it comes with a dreadful drawback – ultra high cost. [Read more…]

Opportunities in This Developing Crisis

We are five years into a severe global food crisis that is very unlikely to go away, says the well-known US fund manager Jeremy Grantham of GMO.

Food Needs in Agribusiness

Food Needs in Agribusiness

This developing problem is badly underestimated by almost everybody, he argues. It will threaten poor countries with increased malnutrition, starvation, even collapse. Resource squabbles and waves of food-induced migration will threaten global stability and global growth. [Read more…]

The Investment Potential in Agriculture

Although soaring grain and soybean prices have focused attention on global food supplies, they are a temporary phenomenon, a consequence of weather extremes and other natural disasters that come and go.

Investment Potential in Agriculture

Investment Potential in Agriculture

There are much more important longer-term reasons for taking note of the investment potential in agriculture. Netherlands-based Rabobank, which focuses on agri-business, says the world’s food production will need to rise by 70 per cent over the next 40 years. [Read more…]