How to Feed the World: Why Do We Eat?

A Plan for 8 Billion People and Beyond — Part 1

Marjan Krebelj
8 min readJan 12, 2022
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This is a miniseries in which I’ll try to condense my study and personal experience on farming and nutrition. I want to lay down some fundamentals which I believe could and should be applied in the coming decades. I’ll try to use as much data as I can to support my claims and make an objective argument that transcends personal opinions. Links to sources will be included for your own study. However, since it is impossible to avoid leaving a personal mark on this subject, I’ll be happy to discuss my personal views within the comment section. Let’s get into it.

Part 1: Why Do We Eat — you are here now
Part 2: Our Disastrous Land Use
Part 3: Destroying the Oceans
Part 4: Is Meat Necessary?
Part 5: Cereals and Our Daily Bread
Part 6: Pulses
Part 7: Understanding the Emotional Value of Food
Part 8: One Peaceful World Diet

Food is non-negotiable. We have to eat or we die. It is the absolute foundation of our personal and collective existence and there is no way around it.

Practically all our food production is based on the use of fossil fuels which…



Marjan Krebelj

Once an architect, now a freelance photographer/filmmaker with passion for words.