feed the world
Nine billion of us are estimated to be on the planet by 2050, and the demand for food will increase by 70 percent above todayâ€™s levels. If land and fresh water are already under strain, how in the world are we going to feed a population that grows by 220,000 mouths every day? Well, the ocean conservation measures you champion as an Oceana supporter can, believe it or not, help make a huge difference. You can find out how in my new book, The Perfect Protein, which can be pre-ordered now from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Indiebound.
Did you know that the worldâ€™s oceans have the power to feed millions of hungry people? Itâ€™s true, but only if we make sure that weâ€™re using them sustainably.
Our CEO Andy Sharpless spoke about this at the Ideacity conference in Toronto on June 15th. The three-day conference brought together artists, activists, scientists and more in â€śCanadaâ€™s Premier Meeting of the Minds.â€ť
Hereâ€™s a video of his presentation, where he emphasizes the importance of national action and responsible management in ensuring that we donâ€™t deplete wild fish populations. Seafood offers many benefitsâ€”itâ€™s healthier than red meat, doesnâ€™t take up land or produce greenhouse gases, and creates jobs in major fishing countries.