My name is John Gossop and I live on a farm in Yorkshire, England. We grow wheat, potatoes, carrots and onions.
For a while now I’ve been alarmed that the carrying capacity of the earth has been TEMPORAIRILY raised by the use of finite resources. The inevitable decline or disruption in supplies of oil and gas, together with extreme weather and a projected world population of 8 billion by 2025 will lead to the collapse of Western farming and famine unless changes are urgently made.
I have set up Peak Food to raise awareness of this threat. My book, Famine in the West, sets out my thoughts in more detail and lists the actions I think Western governments need to take immediately.
If you share my concerns about food shortages and the future of agriculture then please comment or contact me. Enjoy, and thank you for visiting.
mike keeble Says:
December 2nd, 2007 at 1:15 pm I would like a copy of your book please.
I have just taken your name(or book)in vain in my Farmers Guardian Column for publication Jan11th.
Having read that you may care to get in touch.Mike K
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