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    Question Why haven't we solved world hunger?

    Posted this in the NT forum too- but knowing we have the capacity as a planet and human species to END world hunger, and knowing that children die every day, and knowing we can forecast that more will die tomorrow, next month, next year etc- why don't we solve it?

    Is it greed?
    Is it apathy?
    Is is racism?
    Is it stupidity?

    Should "nature take it's course" and people should starve to level off the population?

    Or should we do something about it knowing that we can?
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    because it isn't convenient (to the rich). if you don't have poor people, you can't have rich people. you need a certain part of the world's population to live in misery so that economy can go around.
    sorry, but this is unfortunately my cynical outlook on this matter (which interests me dearly)

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    Power to the people!

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    Because God clearly put some people in better life positions than others just because of our character before we came here.

    I don't actually agree with that, but some religious folks may try to justify this question with that argument.

    We haven't solved world hunger yet because it's too far ahead of its time more than anything.

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    because I'm not supreme ruler, duh

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzulEyes View Post
    ...knowing we have the capacity as a planet and human species to END world hunger...
    We do? I think this is a false premise.

    The amount of arable land worldwide is slightly less than it was 25 years ago, and in that same time frame the world's human population has increased by 2 billion. In particular most of the growth has been in Africa and Asia, which have had the lowest amounts of arable land per capita since records of that sort of thing have been kept.

    I don't think we have the capacity to "end world hunger" at all, and in fact it'll just keep getting worse as the population keeps increasing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 93JC View Post
    We do? I think this is a false premise.

    The amount of arable land worldwide is slightly less than it was 25 years ago, and in that same time frame the world's human population has increased by 2 billion. In particular most of the growth has been in Africa and Asia, which have had the lowest amounts of arable land per capita since records of that sort of thing have been kept.

    I don't think we have the capacity to "end world hunger" at all, and in fact it'll just keep getting worse as the population keeps increasing.
    This is what I was thinking too. Factor in wars, genocide, disease, extreme poverty, lack of education... even if we did manage to feed people, what are we feeding them for?

    /has no heart

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    No way, what happened to my posts?

    I was writing about food security and international policy, is this like some kind of humour thread in which an actual response is off topic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    No way, what happened to my posts?

    I was writing about food security and international policy, is this like some kind of humour thread in which an actual response is off topic?
    I ate them. Tasted like meat loaf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superunknown View Post
    I ate them. Tasted like meat loaf.
    Reasons not to bother with the forum #1002

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