India, Feb. 22 -- The world has enough food to feed people; the problem is that much of this food is going into feeding livestock or just to waste. This is what needs to be addressed

Illustration: Yogendra Anand / CSE

There is something fundamentally broken in the world's agricultural system when you see images of rich European farmers and their poorer counterparts in India straddling tractors to block highways to make their anger heard. The fact is that these farmers are enjoined across continents with a serious problem of increased cost of agricultural production in an age of climate risks and losses.

In Europe, the flashpoint ironically was the introduction of the climate regulation, under which farms would be required to halve pestic...