Bloomberg Philanthropies is utilizing various interventions to attack food sourcing on a local and industrial level. An ever growing population places great demand on our food sources from both the water and land --- we must think ahead.By Patricia E. Harris, CEO of Bloomberg Philanthropies
The world’s oceans are as beautiful as they are important. As a diver for more than 25 years, I have seen firsthand the devastating impact poor management has had on our oceans. The mysterious and beautiful world below the oceans’ surface plays a critical role in our global economy and food supply, but is under threat.
At Bloomberg Philanthropies, we work to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. And threats to oceans aren’t just about protecting the oceans’ beauty, but their abundance. Nearly 3 billion people rely on fish for protein or their livelihood today.
To keep pace with an increasing population, expected to grow by two billion people within the next two decades, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization estimates food production will need to increase by 70 percent. Wild fish is a source of protein – healthier and cheaper than beef, chicken, or pork – that can help meet this growing demand.