THE WORLD’S POPULATION will pass eight billion in just five years time.
That’s two-thirds of a billion extra mouths to feed within five years.
But, where the extra people are, and where the food is, are quite separate.
Europe and the USA have plenty of surplus food, but falling populations (if migrants both legal and illegal are not included).
Africa, which has eight million starving just in South Sudan, accounts for more than half the world population growth.
White people, when they feel poor, stop copulating. The biggest falls in population are in Eastern Europe and Russia, where the klepto-government which replaced communism offers no hope to ordinary folk who, by the statistics, turn to the bottle rather than bed.
But in Africa and India, despite desperate living conditions, the poor believe they should copulate their way to a better life.
Go figure — or at least a PhD for some sociologist.
Feeding an extra 150 million people a year is a big task.
Most of them live on land that has been severely degraded and water supplies depleted by over-population already. And without honest government and certainty of land and water ownership they aren’t being more productive growing food.
The much maligned western farmers and our technology is what’s feeding the extra mouths, especially in high-population growth-poor countries.
So, every extra paddock that can’t be ploughed in Australia is thousands starving in India and Africa! I don’t think I read that in one of those Green policies or ‘Give Money to Starving Africa’ expensive ads on TV.
We have to get serious about this politically incorrect farming issue because there’s another billion extra mouths coming from 2023 until 2040.
The average age in the world is just 30 — so lots more children coming (even if not from wealthy white women).
And for the first time, in 2018, one billion people will be aged more than 60 years. There’s a real drain on families and government coffers.
So more old folk, many more people in poor, degraded countries, falling numbers of ex-communists and collective farms, falling numbers of farm workers in most productive countries — it’s time for positive pro-farming, pro-food production policies.