Have you personally felt the food ‘pinch’, whether due to cost or unavailability?
I, personally, have never felt ‘pinched’ for food. I have worried from time to time, especially recently, that food prices will go up and has gone up. I went to the grocery store this morning to stock up on lactose-free milk and yogurt and noticed the prices for a dozen eggs have gone up a lot from the last time I had to buy eggs. Immediately, a part of me felt the need to stock up on eggs but then another part of me told me there’s no need. I think it was just anxiety talking.
Do you think there is a danger of us ‘running out of viable food’ due to lack of green space and non-polluted ground to grow things on?
I have seen some pretty innovative ways of growing foods on YouTube such as growing food indoor using plastic crates and LED grow lights. I have personally grown food indoors on my shelf using fabric pots and LED grow lights.
However, I do think there is a danger of us running out of green space to grow food as population grows and housing demands is much greater than the supply. During my trip to China in 2017, I remember seeing old photos of my hometown in the museums of how much farmland there was in my hometown. Unfortunately, almost 100% of that farmland have been replaced by high-rises and commercial real estate. It makes me feel fortunate to have a backyard where I have fertile soil to sustain plant life and grow my own food.
Have you changed your meal planning or schedule to include fewer meals or reduced portions?
I can’t say I have though I have noticed my fridge seeming emptier than before. Or perhaps it might be because we’ve been eating from the garden so we have less groceries taking up fridge real estate.