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We can feed everybody fine if we actually wanted to, and it also brings the question feed them what. They are quite a few different things we could feed humans the problem is that most of the stuff would be of extremely unpleasant taste to humans. If everybody on the planet only used what we really need everybody would be done fine but that will never happen sad to say.
I fail to understand how someone as bright as yourself has failed to realize that we have never fed the planet's people. As far as I am aware, we are not currently either. ... I'm really not trolling, but c'mon. .....It will continue to be as it has always been. ....
Actually, no. It is too many people, too little oil, not enough food. It isn't an issue of space, or the amount of food which can be produced, it is the availability of oil.
Simmons currently argues that the oil producers are keeping it a very deep secret how much oil remains in their fields. He says the last reliable and honest estimations about crude oil in the ground were made in the mid-1970s. Each country now finds itself in the position of LOSING power and influence if the world thinks it is about out of oil. So, the countries all try to make the world think they have lots of oil.
Unfortunately, most people in the US, Canada and Europe have no clue about peak oil and its implications for our future standard of living, and that it is driving the current global depression and conflicts. For anyone interested in getting an education on this:
Stop stop stop. Of 172 world governments 49 currently pay farmers to NOT produce to maintain prices. We DO NOT have food production problems. We have DISTRIBUTION problems. In 1953 U.S farmers dumped grain in the Atlantic to maintain prices after a bumper crop.
Please stop with the "Bell Jar" panic. We are in natural equilibrium.
OP you're smart but you scare me. I'm with crmanager - there's plenty to go around, if we wanted to. However access equals control equals power, so we have this feigned illusion of scarce resources to keep us all scared and in line.