"Empty supermarket shelves still shock Australians, who have become accustomed
to being able to buy the food they want. But we can expect to see more empty
shelves, more often, in coming decades.
Climate change means extreme events such as floods, bushfires and droughts will
become more frequent and severe. Those events will disrupt food supply chains,
as people along Australia’s sodden east coast have seen again in recent weeks.
Australia certainly isn’t at risk of running out of food. It produces far more
food than it consumes, with around 70% of farm production exported.
What is at risk is Australia’s ability to distribute it."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics