Should We Try to Feed Humanity? If so, How?

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    We feed them, they breed them
     
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    We'll either solve this problem or the invisible garrote of the market will.

    I'll venture a guess and say that we're going to pretty much let the market do our dirty work for us.
     
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    The distribution problem is often the result of local government corruption/authoritariansim. Then you have the intentionally mismanaged clusterfucks like Zimbabwe, a country with land rich enough to support all its people but run into the ground by its idiotic leadership.

    The root cause of this ironically is the increase in medical care, even at the poorest levels. People used to have 12 kids because only 5-6 of them ever made it to adulthood to reproduce themselves. Now even in 3rd world slums 8-10 of the 12 are surviving, and propegating the cycle.

    Until social mores at our more primitve levels of society embrace the limitiation of family size, we will keep growing in population until a tipping point is reached. This again is a bigger problem for 3rd world countries. Most developed nations have the opposite problem where too few children are being born to maintain population without immigration.
     
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    Wheat......... treated with oral birth control.
     
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    It's not just for breakfast anymore...
     
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    Truer words have rarely been spokem syrenn. It's this silly little thing called PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY. Until we start making people both inside and outside this country be responsible for their own actions and well being, things are just going to get worse.
     
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    What a dram of bilge water.

    "Do our dirty work"?

    The markets have enabled fewer and fewer farmers to feed more and more people.

    Government policies have led to destruction of agricultural output, cf. The Soviet Union, Zimbabwe...and how in CA's central valley.
     

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