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Originally posted by username371
Technology can create enough energy to grow enough life for us to feed forever.
The only problem is that this technology is being kept from us.
High-rise buildings, layers of soil, floor upon floor of high-intensity discharge lamps shining night and day, growing plants for food... enough for everyone, everywhere.
Originally posted by VelmaLu
Growing food requires oil.
Fertilizers require oil.
Distribution of food requires oil.
Pumping water requires oil.
Manufacturing solar panels for high intensity lights requires oil.
Starvation is not the result of a scarcity of food. Starvation is the result of a scarcity of oil.
Oil production has peaked while population grows exponentially along with demand as more nations become industrialized.
It's over folks. People will starve to death this year in mass numbers.
And there's a reason most soldiers come from the breadbasket of rural America and not from west-coast suburbs: we want to win the wars.
I read some prophets prediction that by 2028 hunger would gradually be overcome! But a couple hundred years later she also predicted that there would be another famine.
My thinking on this changed in the 1970's when I bought the cookbook, Diet for a Small Planet. The Institute for Food and Development Policy, or Food First, sees hunger as the result of social injustice, not that there is lack of food. Food First
I can remember reading years ago reports of food aide piling up on African ports and not being distributed to the poor, as warring factions wouldn't allow it to be distributed.
While I believe we do need to take population growth and wise water/land use into consideration, it has been man's inhumanity (or mere thoughtlessness/selfishness) to man that is the root of the problem of world hunger.