The population growth has some concerned it will not be long before we can not produce enough food to feed everyone.
A conference held in Raymond Saturday addressed those concerns.
The single day conference at Eagle Ridge in Raymond focused on ways to maintain food production to keep up with the world's rapidly growing population.
"There are not enough resources to support this many people and so we've all got to make changes and small changes," said Alison Buehler, event coordinator. "Everyday in our lives we are about personal choices and personal change and that impacts us collectively."
Conference participants discussed the importance of perpetuating all links of the food chain as a way to make sure we have ample food supplies.
"Bees pollinate anything from cotton to watermelon, cranberries, almonds," said Melanie Dale, beekeeper. "All those wonderful foods that we have, we wouldn't have them if it wasn't for our native pollinators."
Also of concern is how food is produced using chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides in produce and steroids in livestock.
"The same medicines that we take when we're sick, we're feeding them to our livestock every single day," said farmer Dustin Pinion of Indianola. "We are creating super bugs on these industrial farms basically. And these bugs whenever we get sick from these things they are already resistant to all the medicines we take."
The purpose of the conference is to educate how to raise livestock and produce naturally and get away from the use of chemicals, which participants say will lead to a healthier lifestyle.
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