This post is a short introductory note about the food-water-energy nexus. I thought this would make a good start before I write in detail on more related concerns.
I strongly believe that measures of economic prosperity such as GDP and GNP growth do not gauge the quality of human life. When governments and the central banks pursue policies to augment such growth measures, they create disequilibrium between the natural (environmental) and social (man-made) systems. One simple example of such a phenomenon would be the recent human population explosion. As we can clearly see, the ecological system is dominated by anthropogenic damage rather than taking a natural course. The problem with pursuing such measures blindly (through poorly constructed fiscal and monetary policies) leads to several issues, one being the dependence on food-water-energy nexus. Continue reading