Medical Advances to speed up Peakfood
According to Professor Tom Kirkwood, director for the Institute of Ageing and Health at Newcastle University we are closer than ever to developing treatments for age-related diseases.
In many ways this is fantastic news. We can all look forward to a healthier longer life.
However in the longterm people living longer will put extra pressure on the world’s resources and population will grow even faster. Peakfood – the moment in time when per capita availability of food in the world reaches a maximum and then begins to decline – just might come sooner.
Advances in medicine are all well and good, but at the same time we need to be putting money and energy into developing sustainable farming techniques.