posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 05:44 AM
The problem is not population. It is not resources.
The problem lies in allocation of resources and how those resources are used.
Here is an example...
We take 40% of the corn produced in the USA to manufacture ethanol. The ethanol produced supplies only about 2% of the country's energy needs. Think
about it... we use 40% of a food source to produce 2% of a fuel need. That is insanity!
Another point... speaking only of the USA, there is plenty of room for the expansion of peoples, homes, and food production. About 7 years ago, my
wife and I rode across country up to Montana, Idaho, Wyoming...
Once we got to St. Louis we took only secondary roads so we could see America.
Folks, America is huge. Out west, you can ride for an hour at 65mph and not see a mailbox, a house, a store...nada. And once you do, you can ride
another hour before you see the next one. Out on the plains and rolling foot hills of the Rockies, you can look down and out and see only the distant
glimmer of a barn roof, shinning like a beacon from miles away... and nothing else.
One of the most incredible sights I ever saw was driving across Nebraska and we went over a hill and there was nothing but corn from horizon to
horizon... no house, no tree, nothing but corn... it was like the planet of corn. I wondered how could anyone be hungry with this much corn?
The same could be seen in Kansas or Iowa or Oklahoma... beans or wheat that went on forever. It is not a shortage, but the allocation and use that is
I love a good steak or hamburger as much as anybody... same with pork chops and BBQ... but they take in more protein and resources to raise until
slaughter than they produce per pound. Why is meat so expensive? Those animals are raised on corn in feed lots and "food factories" and the farmers
that feed them are competing for the same field corn that is used to make ethanol.
That means less corn for people to eat... which means hunger for many.
It is not a shortage of land or resources, just a misallocation that produces shortages in key areas.