We've hit peak agriculture, what happens now?

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In this episode we talk about agriculture and the impact of meat production on our worlds natural resources. We also discuss some potential alternatives and whether indoor farming has what it takes to satiate our global need for protein and high quality food.

Outline

(0:00) Intros and updates on travels. (2:34) Roll in the episode. (4:15) Herman introduces the topic of Peak Agriculture. (8:00) Jason introduces the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how they relate to Peak Agriculture. (9:30) Factory farming and the challenges of meat production. (11:15) Link between alleviation of poverty, economic growth and the agricultural challenges. (13:00) Alternatives for meats in Indonesia. (14:08) Differences between developed vs developing economies. (15:10) How do you even measure something like peak agriculture? (15:45) Impact on bio-diversity globally & rain forests. (17:05) Declining reproduction rates might give some alleviation alongside agricultural efficiencies. (19:15) What are the solutions? (21:35) Herman has some opinions on alternative meats. (26:10) Croplands, mono-crops and specifically indoor farming.

Resources

Trains coming to South Africa: https://ewn.co.za/2022/06/02/new-railway-policy-will-open-the-industry-s-private-sector-says-mbalula
Article on Peak Agriculture: https://ourworldindata.org/peak-agriculture-land
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) - South Africa: https://www.fao.org/faostat/en/#country/202
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): https://sdgs.un.org/#goal_section

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