Premises and facts:
Food is humanity’s most precious substance because without it we simply cease to exist. Sustainability is most simply defined as making sure future generations can produce enough food to survive.
Ten Thousand years ago was the birth of agriculture and the beginning of the human race’s dramatic journey toward the year 2050 at which time we will most likely have 10 Billion of us living on this Blue Planet. Our unique ability to ever-increase our food production capabilities, our technologies, and our human population all make this 2050 destination a firm possibility.
Humans have maximized all the available land for both crop and livestock production and by doing so have displaced or eliminated the vast majority of Earth’s wild land animals and plants and caused a multitude of environmental issues. Since ten thousand years ago, we have increased our world population from about ten million to over seven Billion. During this short time span, we have created major environmental negative consequences that today are finally being recognized and confronted by the nations of the world. This growing consensus is exemplified by the historic Paris Agreement COP21 that was signed in December of 2015 to decrease global warming (climate change) by agreeing to decrease our atmospheric emissions of CO2.
Agriculture, energy production, population increase and the other multiple emitters of CO2 have all been the main drivers of human advancement, but they have also produced the negative environmental consequences that we are attempting to confront today.
By advancing the Blue Revolution , which is producing food from aquaculture, we will reduce our CO2 emissions and become more efficient users of our Earth’s natural resources. In doing so, we can better accomplish the simple definition of Sustainability: making sure future generations can produce enough food to survive.
Sincerely, Dave Glaubke – Director of Sustainability Initiatives – Sea Port Products Corp.