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Hao Wu
English 115
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26th Nov 2010

Food Resources with Overpopulation

Human population has grown very faster than the last century; there are about more than 5 billion people on our planet now and a projected population of over 10 billion by 2100, Overpopulation is becoming one of the most important problems which human civilization should face to. There also have another issues with the population is food sources. This two global issues facing the world’s population today and in the future. Because of the earth’s population is expanding faster than it has ever grown before, and with this overpopulation comes the need for more food and food sources. So the poor in overpopulated countries often go hungry, and as populations increase, the implications for global hunger grow along with them. Can we feed the world, or can the world develop enough food resources to feed itself is becoming the compelling questions that must be answered to end world hunger in the 21st century, even if overpopulation continues to plague the planet. The United States and China are both the largest food producers in the world and they have a responsibility to other countries and peoples of the world. Many other countries suffer from overpopulation and the inability to feed all their population effectively, like Sudan. The United States produces an abundance of food, and is a forerunner in the technology necessary to manage food supplies in the future (Cook 5), as well. China is the country which has the most population in the world and it was affected by overpopulation. Since 1970s, we implemented a one child only in a family policy to help control the population growing fast. In our history, we have three years of natural disasters it also called the great Chinese famine. At that time there doesn’t have enough food to feed the lots population, and lots people were dead by the hunger. Today, we have the modernized food production and farming techniques which let us can...
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