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Integrative Risk Management for Catastrophe Destroying 10-20% of Global Food Supply
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- A. L. Ray Taylor, David Denkenberger, Joshua M. Pearce. Integrative Risk Management for abrupt catastrophes destroying 10%-20% of global food supply. International Disaster and Risk Conferences (IDRC) Conference Proceedings 2016, Davos, Switzerland. open access
We explore some possible responses, preparedness options, research gaps and usefulness of “alternate foods” such as quick diversion of modified biofuels to edible oils/carbs and innovative uses of residues, waste, leaves, woody matter, methane and bacteria. These options together with distribution readiness would dramatically reduce mortality in a global catastrophic risk event. Food secure continents attract more sustained investment. Some of the preparedness options and alternate foods have further present time benefits, making them more easily fundable. Being well-prepared globally can reduce the likelihood of panic export bans and other self-defeating options in the future, and build present time trust/cooperation between countries, continents and industries, preventing beggar-thy-neighbour scenarios.
We make suggestions for the Hyogo / Sendai framework and to the risk and disaster communities for (1) immediately doable preparedness actions with high value and low cost per life saved, and (2) initial assessments and research (3) integration and knowledge exchange opportunities (4) funding strategies and financial sustainability.
solar storm, high-altitude electromagnetic pulse, computer virus, global catastrophic risk, existential risk, industry, food, Lloyds of London, multiple bread basket failure, global catastrophic famine, catastrophe preparedness, World Food Program (WFP)
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|Feeding Everyone No Matter What|
- Feeding Everyone No Matter What - The full book main page
- David Denkenberger and Joshua Pearce, Feeding Everyone No Matter What: Managing Food Security After Global Catastrophe , 1st Edition, Academic Press, 2015
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- Alternative Foods as a Solution to Global Food Supply Catastrophes
- Resilience to global food supply catastrophes
- Feeding Everyone if the Sun is Obscured and Industry is Disabled
- Cost-Effectiveness of Interventions for Alternate Food to Address Agricultural Catastrophes Globally
- Dave Denkenberger Publications
- Feeding Everyone: Solving the Food Crisis in Event of Global Catastrophes that Kill Crops or Obscure the Sun
- Food without sun: Price and life-saving potential
- Cost-effectiveness of interventions for alternate food in the United States to address agricultural catastrophes
- Micronutrient Availability in Alternative Foods During Agricultural Catastrophes
- OSE Wiki "Synfood" (i.e. protein and other dietary components from microbial organisms fed on gas or other hydrocarbons)