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Thomas Malthus

Earth has reached "peak farmland"


A study by researchers at Rockefeller University in New York that found we're using more agriculture now than we ever still claims there's going to be fewer of us at some point. It's just not a lack of available farmland or food that's going to kill us. Jesse Ausebel explains that while the common perception is that meeting humanity’s food needs is the task of farmers, there are many other players, including those of us who can choose what to eat and how many children to have. It's a denial of Malthus' warnings.

See also: USDA agricultural census program is a covert surveillance operation to compile government database of food and farm assets of 27 March 2013 - Ed

Horn of Africa - people caught in the Malthusian Trap


Aid agencies have accused the world's richest countries of ''wilful neglect'' in failing to fund appeals to save millions of Africans from famine.
Nearly 11 million people are at risk of starvation in the Horn of Africa, including 500,000 children who "are suffering from imminent, life-threatening severe malnutrition," according to UNICEF. 1.6 million additional children under five years old are severely malnourished.
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