Hackett Financial Advisors: We’re going to have to come up with new ways of growing food

Hackett Financial Advisors: We’re going to have to come up with new ways of growing food

In a recent interview with AgWeb, the president and CEO of Hackett Financial Advisors, Shawn Hackett, explains why he thinks our civilization will have to come up with new ways of growing food over the next 5 years. 

"Things are happening that haven’t happened in a long time," said Hackett. "It’s just the beginning."

"We have data that goes back to the 1600s and 1800s from ice core samples, tree rings, and from actually written testimony of the kind of problems that they had,” said Hackett.

"We are not doomist and gloomist, that's not our modus operandi," he said. "But the world we are heading into is a world of food scarcity and local famines."

"It’s not going to be pleasant. It’s going to be a very difficult time. We’re going to have to come up with new ways of growing food in this more difficult environment."

Featured image credit: AgWeb

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Geelate is crap 2 months ago

Learn to grow your own food, using permaculture methods or tradicional. Do research, and hope for the best.

Dana DeGraw 1 year ago

As an Alaskan I worry about this, we are cut off from the lower 48 and when the groceries quit coming or are to expensive to buy people are going to starve to death. Right now is the time to get with your neighbors and start a community garden of sorts, share what you can or trade with your neighbors for their extras. I plan on planting extra this year, and putting up a greenhouse as well as doing some indoor growing of lettuces, and salad makings, herbs ect... medicinal herbs will be included. Also folks, don’t forget your local area, where I am we have many different plants and herbs that grow naturally with many wonderful benefits as well as filling the belly! Composting your kitchen waste will also help make beneficial dirt for growing as well. Best of luck and much love to all~ may the great spirit protect us all.

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