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Editorial: Too many people

September 9, 2008 • News

Many thanks to Joe Bish for sending this editorial from the Providence Journal.
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Population growth receives far too little attention in the current food crisis. Pundits blame tyrannical governments’ mismanagement and corruption (e.g., Zimbabwe); geopolitical instability; the madness of shifting land from growing plants for food to growing plants for fuel production; and the growing appetite for meat in such rising powers as China. More meat production requires more farmland to be taken from growing crops for direct human consumption and devoted to far less food-efficient use as pasturage for grazing animals and for crops to supply feedlots.

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