john wrote:Sovereign wealth funds from the Mid-East, as well as state-entities from China, the Pacific Rim, and even India are trying to lock up chunks of the world's future food supply [...]
Southgate via boqueronman wrote:> During the second half of the twentieth century, human numbers and
> food demand grew at an unprecedented pace, yet food supplies
> increased even faster.
Southgate via boqueronman wrote:> Demographic expansion is now slackening, due to dramatic
> reductions in human fertility in Asia, Latin America, and other
> parts of the world.
Population Growth Rate
United States 0.97%
United Kingdom 0.28%
South Africa -0.05%
Other non-Muslim countries:
Korea, North 0.39%
Korea, South 0.26%
Iran 0.94% (Shia Muslim)
Sunni Muslim (especially Arab) countries:
Saudi Arabia 1.75%
West Bank 2.13%
Gaza Strip 3.29%
United Arab Emirates 3.56%
boqueronman wrote:> 4. As I have said before every single regional/national famine in
> the post WWII world (see particularly Mao's China, Ethiopia, and
> Mozambique) has been caused by governmental interference in
boqueronman wrote:> Now since it's clear that any implication that the world's
> population is growing faster than the food supply has been
vincecate wrote:> John wrote:Sovereign wealth funds from the Mid-East, as well as
> state-entities from China, the Pacific Rim, and even India are
> trying to lock up chunks of the world's future food supply [...]
> Some of us believe they are doing this because they realize that
> the value of the US paper dollars will be going down in the near
> future. They are also buying up oil production, gold mines, any
> resources. Farm land is just one of many types of resources they
> are buying. They want to spend some of their huge supply of
> dollars while they can still buy something of real value.
John wrote:It's nice that you always find a way to stay on message, Vince. If you ever tire of being a gold salesman, you should consider politics. Have you considered asking the Queen to appoint you the Governor of Anguilla?
OLD1953 wrote:It's always worth keeping in mind that a large percentage of the grain supply is eaten or spoiled by vermin each year.
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