The Big Issues

I recently attended my "umpteenth" Agricultural Outlook Conference in Canberra. I am very aware of the frailties of human memory, but did feel that it was one of the best I haveĀ attended.I was particularly interested in the FAO and OECD papers on food supply, population growth,etc.The achievements of India and China,in lifting millions out of … Continue reading The Big Issues

Global Population

"The spread of birth control and a desire for smaller families tend to accompany economic growth and development almost everywhere." The Economist,21st July,2011This fact has led demographers to project world population peaking at 9/10 billion by mid century and then beginning to drop continuously as it would already be doing in the developed world, if … Continue reading Global Population