15th to 17th August, 2013 07:00 am - 07:00 pm

Website: Ancestral Health Symposium


Sheraton Atlanta
165 Courtland Street NE
Atlanta,Georgia 30303
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August 16, 2013, 4:15 pm

Give Them Grains? Analyzing Approaches to World Hunger


Feeding the world is a compelling problem that is expected to worsen. A proposed solution is to increase the number of available calories by diverting more crops from animal feed to direct human consumption. I analyze this approach, taking into account the types of food that can be produced. The results indicate that current crops are rather poor at delivering nutritious food and that repurposing grains is an unlikely solution to world hunger. I will discuss alternative methods by which we can maximize production of nutritious foods and the importance of the ancestral health community’s involvement in the sustainable agriculture movement.

Hall: Capitol Ballroom North Track: Academic Type: