Monday, May 18, 2020

An Expanding World Population And A Degrading Earth

An Expanding World Population a Degrading Earth The world is currently home to around 7 billion people, but only a century ago there were only about 1.6 billion people living on it. It is estimated that the world population will soar to approximately 9 or 10 billion within the next forty years (Lambert 6). Along with the increasing global population, climate change and water scarcity are also burdening the survival of our planet (Lambert 5). The FAO has warned that agriculture must produce 70% more food within the next 40 years to feed our expanding population, but the world’s resources and land are dwindling as quickly as the population is expanding (Lambert 5). The world urban populations have been increasing consistently and are†¦show more content†¦A balance must be achieved as agriculture accounts for 30% of income in developing countries and without food production, the current world population could not survive (Munesue 9). How is humanity supposed to fee d its future self of 10 billion people without destroying itself through overuse of its Earth? Is Food Security a Human Right? There are more hunger related deaths each year throughout the world than AIDS malaria, and TB combined (Lambert 4). 25,000 people die everyday due to hunger related deaths (Lambert 4). The International Conference on Nutrition in 1992 and the World Food Summit in 1996 emphasized the importance of access to safe and nutritious food being recognized as a fundamental human right (Lusamba 3). It has been an established principle that a country s rate of food insecurity is directly related to system of governance (Lambert 7). Democratic societies have much lower rates of food insecurity than those countries with more authoritarian governments (Lambert 7). In this paper, food insecurity is defined as a condition in which an individual or population does not have access to safe culturally appropriate food that meets their caloric and nutritional needs. This paper is a study of the current state of food insecurity in four different countries throughout t he world. A brief section is devoted to the U.S. as a tool for

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