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What a good and important question. With the rise of global food costs, the increase of the population, the decrease of natural resources, and the potential for natural disaster to decrease food supplies--not to mention all the health related issues surrounding food today--the procurement of food supplies is an essential question for our day. In the Gulf Cooperation Counci, or GCC, countries--Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE--there is an added issue, namely the lack of water. The most obvious way for the GCC countries to maintain food security is to use their oil money to buy food. Another thing that they can do is to buy agricultural lands in places like Canada, New Zealand, and the like, to prepare for their future. China is doing the same thing and this seems like a great idea. Apart from this, there is the possibility of technology, but who knows when technology will take a new step forward.
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