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Originally posted by Howtosurvive2012
This relationship known as (the maximum carrying capacity) of a civilization is not a theory, but a fact. We’re exceeding the limitations of this equation. This agricultural crisis will likely begin to impact us as soon as 2020; although, it may not become critical until 2050. This will most definitely be the cause for our extinction as a species at some point in the future. The food crisis will start a chain of events in motion that will snowball into a metaphoric avalanche.
Originally posted by Maslo
reply to post by Howtosurvive2012
The US and the rest of developed nations are NOT overpopulated, quite the contrary, underpopulation could be an issue for those (US is an exception, with population growing). Its the poor nations where people do not have easy access even to food, water, education, that are overpopulated, and where population numbers are rising.
How could a country with one of the highest living standards be overpopulated? Thats nonsense. Mayben only some regions, with high concentration of people and low concentration of wealth are locally overpopulated in the western world (immigrant camps, gypsy camps in Europe etc..).edit on 9/12/10 by Maslo because: (no reason given)edit on 9/12/10 by Maslo because: (no reason given)
Well when the pandemic breaks out, and our population promotes disaster because we're confined in close quarters, we'll see how you feel about the "underpopulation theory".
There is no food shortage. Even though an estimated one in six people is going hungry, there are more people suffering from obesity than from starvation. The food shortage that does exist in certain parts of the planet, including in some of the wealthiest areas, has to do with what food is being produced, how it is being produced, and what is being done with it.
Over ten percent of the food grown on U.S. farms is plowed under to help control pricing. In the cities, supermarkets often lock their trash bins or use trash compacters to discard food that has expired, is slightly blemished, or damaged. Much of this food is trashed even thought it is still edible. Some stores throw bleach into their dumpsters to discourage people from “dumpster diving.” More than ten percent of food purchased for home use also is thrown away.
“Hunger afflicts more than 800 million people worldwide and kills 24,000 per day. Three fourths are children under five. Chronic hunger causes stunted growth, poor vision, listlessness, and susceptibility to disease. A major factor is the waste of foodstuffs fed to animals raised for food, rather than to starving people. This was documented in Frances Moore Lappé’s 1972 classic Diet for a Small Planet and was reaffirmed at the 2002 World Food Summit in Rome. A meat-based diet requires 10 to 20 times as much land as a plant-based diet. An acre of prime land can produce 40,000 pounds of potatoes, 30,000 pounds of carrots, 50,000 pounds of tomatoes but only 250 pounds of beef.” – Citizens for Healthy Options in Children’s Education, CHOICE.USA; 2006
Most food grown on the planet is fed to farmed animals. Over two thirds of the agricultural land in Central America is used to grow livestock feed. About two thirds of the grain in Russia is fed to farm animals. Grain grown for livestock is the primary crop on every continent.
Originally posted by camaro68ss
over population is suck a joke. IMO. I fly up and down the west coast on a privet jet and their is so much open land its crazy. the only reason you don’t see it is because you only travel on roads. the purpose of a road is to take your from one populated location to the next.
I don’t buy into this BS
edit on 9-12-2010 by camaro68ss because: (no reason given)