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  •  Even if True it will not solve hunger (0+ / 0-)

    We already know what happens when you increase the food supply to third world countries because we have it done it multiple times with new farming techniques. You temporarily lower hunger issues and then you get a population explosion and you end up with even more hungry people.

    We will never solve world hunger with more food. We need to bring down population levels. But that isn't going to happen in third world rural areas as we have being trying to do that for years as well. The only solution is to raise education levels which lead to modernization which eventually leads to lower reproduction levels and less hunger.

    •  Well, one way to get there.... (2+ / 0-)
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      HamdenRice, Batya the Toon to increase food security for those populations. The less time and effort they have to put into feeding themselves, the more time they have for things like more education.

      "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

      by xaxnar on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 10:51:52 AM PST

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    •  Absolutely false (0+ / 0-)

      There is no evidence that human populations behave like lemming populations in the post birth control world.

      Increasing food supply, maternal and child care, reducing infant mortality, etc., all DECREASE birth rates. When people feel secure that their one child or two children will survive, they almost invariably choose to have fewer children.

      Birth rates are plummeting to replacement rates all over the world even as food security increases all over the world.

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