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    How close are we to a World Famine?
    I personally think each day that passes we are getting ever closer
    The world population is increasing by 75 million a year and vital resources are
    rapidly running out. If we have not reached peak oil we will deff within next
    decade or two, it is predicted that in the not so distant future oil will trade at
    $200 dollars a barrell. Outside of the obvious knock on effects of transport,
    energy etc it is a vital component in the production of fertilizers which are
    what drive our intensive agricultural systems, without intensive agriculture
    the population of the world could not be fed.
    A much more critical natural resource is predicted to hit peak around 2030,
    this has more or less gone under the radar.
    The name of this finite resource is phosphate, it is used in fertilization of all
    crops, for instance a wheat crop without proper phosphorous levels would
    probably lead to a 50% reduction in yield.
    Imagine the consequences of 50% less wheat being produced it would mean
    instant devestation mass starvation
    Phosphate is mined as a rock , Europe has absolutely NO phosphate deposits
    we have to import it all .
    Last year 2/3 of all phosphate was mined in 3 countries 35% in China who are
    now restricting exports
    17% in the USA which has now stopped exports completly
    15% in Morrocco with other smaller deposits making up the rest
    The geographical locations wouldnt exactly inspire confidence.
    To raise these issues is not considered good politically so they are
    conveniently brushed under the carpet, but there will be a day of
    reckoning and much sooner than people may think.
    Personally when doomsday arrives i wont have alot of sympathy as
    the race to the bottom for cheap food has left Europe swinging in
    wind as far as food security is concerned.
    So to recap u reap what u sow, pun intended
    We mine 158 million tonnes of phosphate rock every year
    when thats gone tis gonna be a hell of a heap to replace
    Well it will put being answerable to the IMF into perspective
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    Quote Originally Posted by ber View Post
    How close are we to a World Famine?
    I personally think each day that passes we are getting ever closer
    The world population is increasing by 75 million a year and vital resources are
    rapidly running out. If we have not reached peak oil we will deff within next
    decade or two, it is predicted that in the not so distant future oil will trade at
    $200 dollars a barrell. Outside of the obvious knock on effects of transport,
    energy etc it is a vital component in the production of fertilizers which are
    what drive our intensive agricultural systems, without intensive agriculture
    the population of the world could not be fed.
    A much more critical natural resource is predicted to hit peak around 2030,
    this has more or less gone under the radar.
    The name of this finite resource is phosphate, it is used in fertilization of all
    crops, for instance a wheat crop without proper phosphorous levels would
    probably lead to a 50% reduction in yield.
    Imagine the consequences of 50% less wheat being produced it would mean
    instant devestation mass starvation
    Phosphate is mined as a rock , Europe has absolutely NO phosphate deposits
    we have to import it all .
    Last year 2/3 of all phosphate was mined in 3 countries 35% in China who are
    now restricting exports
    17% in the USA which has now stopped exports completly
    15% in Morrocco with other smaller deposits making up the rest
    The geographical locations wouldnt exactly inspire confidence.
    To raise these issues is not considered good politically so they are
    conveniently brushed under the carpet, but there will be a day of
    reckoning and much sooner than people may think.
    Personally when doomsday arrives i wont have alot of sympathy as
    the race to the bottom for cheap food has left Europe swinging in
    wind as far as food security is concerned.
    So to recap u reap what u sow, pun intended
    We mine 158 million tonnes of phosphate rock every year
    when thats gone tis gonna be a hell of a heap to replace
    Well it will put being answerable to the IMF into perspective
    Well id be starving too ber if i had to write all of that.

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    As long as cat does not come onto the menu Ber!!!

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    Jesus Ber... starving kids, impending famine.... you sound like the grim reaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ber View Post
    How close are we to a World Famine?
    I personally think each day that passes we are getting ever closer
    The world population is increasing by 75 million a year and vital resources are
    rapidly running out. If we have not reached peak oil we will deff within next
    decade or two, it is predicted that in the not so distant future oil will trade at
    $200 dollars a barrell. Outside of the obvious knock on effects of transport,
    energy etc it is a vital component in the production of fertilizers which are
    what drive our intensive agricultural systems, without intensive agriculture
    the population of the world could not be fed.
    A much more critical natural resource is predicted to hit peak around 2030,
    this has more or less gone under the radar.
    The name of this finite resource is phosphate, it is used in fertilization of all
    crops, for instance a wheat crop without proper phosphorous levels would
    probably lead to a 50% reduction in yield.
    Imagine the consequences of 50% less wheat being produced it would mean
    instant devestation mass starvation
    Phosphate is mined as a rock , Europe has absolutely NO phosphate deposits
    we have to import it all .
    Last year 2/3 of all phosphate was mined in 3 countries 35% in China who are
    now restricting exports
    17% in the USA which has now stopped exports completly
    15% in Morrocco with other smaller deposits making up the rest
    The geographical locations wouldnt exactly inspire confidence.
    To raise these issues is not considered good politically so they are
    conveniently brushed under the carpet, but there will be a day of
    reckoning and much sooner than people may think.
    Personally when doomsday arrives i wont have alot of sympathy as
    the race to the bottom for cheap food has left Europe swinging in
    wind as far as food security is concerned.
    So to recap u reap what u sow, pun intended
    We mine 158 million tonnes of phosphate rock every year
    when thats gone tis gonna be a hell of a heap to replace
    Well it will put being answerable to the IMF into perspective
    who the fuck started the wheres ber thread
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    He just came back with his napsack full of phosphate that he mined in China to help cultivate wheat for the poor starving children in Waterford...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ber View Post
    How close are we to a World Famine?
    I personally think each day that passes we are getting ever closer
    The world population is increasing by 75 million a year and vital resources are
    rapidly running out. If we have not reached peak oil we will deff within next
    decade or two, it is predicted that in the not so distant future oil will trade at
    $200 dollars a barrell. Outside of the obvious knock on effects of transport,
    energy etc it is a vital component in the production of fertilizers which are
    what drive our intensive agricultural systems, without intensive agriculture
    the population of the world could not be fed.
    A much more critical natural resource is predicted to hit peak around 2030,
    this has more or less gone under the radar.
    The name of this finite resource is phosphate, it is used in fertilization of all
    crops, for instance a wheat crop without proper phosphorous levels would
    probably lead to a 50% reduction in yield.
    Imagine the consequences of 50% less wheat being produced it would mean
    instant devestation mass starvation
    Phosphate is mined as a rock , Europe has absolutely NO phosphate deposits
    we have to import it all .
    Last year 2/3 of all phosphate was mined in 3 countries 35% in China who are
    now restricting exports
    17% in the USA which has now stopped exports completly
    15% in Morrocco with other smaller deposits making up the rest
    The geographical locations wouldnt exactly inspire confidence.
    To raise these issues is not considered good politically so they are
    conveniently brushed under the carpet, but there will be a day of
    reckoning and much sooner than people may think.
    Personally when doomsday arrives i wont have alot of sympathy as
    the race to the bottom for cheap food has left Europe swinging in
    wind as far as food security is concerned.
    So to recap u reap what u sow, pun intended
    We mine 158 million tonnes of phosphate rock every year
    when thats gone tis gonna be a hell of a heap to replace
    Well it will put being answerable to the IMF into perspective
    on reflection was your time alone ..not posting a good idea?????

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    I Have been repeatedly told that if u are not intrested in something thats posted just to ignore it dont read it and move on
    I assume when this advice was handed out it was meant for all. I am taking this advice on board so why not the people that gave this advice take it themselves. At this stage anybody that has been here for a while knows the tone my posts will take so if
    ure mental state finds them to be overly depressing i think its best not read them.I dont apologise for the content seeing as
    i am also being constantly told that tis the variety makes this place. If anybody finds them unintresting or even down right boring
    there is absolutely no onus on that person to read anything i post
    Blatant promotion should be outlawed
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    Quote Originally Posted by ber View Post
    I Have been repeatedly told that if u are not intrested in something thats posted just to ignore it dont read it and move on
    I assume when this advice was handed out it was meant for all. I am taking this advice on board so why not the people that gave this advice take it themselves. At this stage anybody that has been here for a while knows the tone my posts will take so if
    ure mental state finds them to be overly depressing i think its best not read them.I dont apologise for the content seeing as
    i am also being constantly told that tis the variety makes this place. If anybody finds them unintresting or even down right boring
    there is absolutely no onus on that person to read anything i post
    well now ... I found that more interesting....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ber View Post
    I Have been repeatedly told that if u are not intrested in something thats posted just to ignore it dont read it and move on
    I assume when this advice was handed out it was meant for all. I am taking this advice on board so why not the people that gave this advice take it themselves. At this stage anybody that has been here for a while knows the tone my posts will take so if
    ure mental state finds them to be overly depressing i think its best not read them.I dont apologise for the content seeing as
    i am also being constantly told that tis the variety makes this place. If anybody finds them unintresting or even down right boring
    there is absolutely no onus on that person to read anything i post
    awww we love ya ber and enjoy your take on life..dont get down keep posting

    (would a cat pic cheer you up?)

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