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BS Number Wise: How consumption is set to outstrip food grain production

Consumption will exceed food grain production but the world is not on the brink of a hunger crisis

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BS Number Wise | Food production | wheat

Ishaan Gera  |  New Delhi 



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As the old world order is challenged, countries again fear running out of food grains

In 1798, British philosopher and economist Thomas Malthus proposed in an essay that population growth would outpace to cause shortages and famine. The “Malthusian catastrophe” was widely criticised though it was not the first grim theory around population. Three years later, the first official census of the United Kingdom was conducted.

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First Published: Thu, May 26 2022. 06:05 IST

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