This is just another case of a bought "expert" pushing his paid for agenda. However, in most cases GM plants are made to not produce viable seeds meaning the farmer cannot harvest the seeds for the following year and so must always buy new seeds from the biotechnology seed company.
We get down to our highly valued self-interest, and whether or not we could ever move in slightly different ways.
However, not every relevant thing that happens in the environmental commons can be so regulated. It is possible for a sparsely populated area to become densely populated if it is not able to sustain life.
The potential costs simply outweigh the potential benefits. It's as if the author is entirely unfamiliar with the US - where GMO crops are grown primarily for cattle feed, ethanol, and food additives - or India - where farmers have been committing suicide at alarming rates by drinking the pesticides they can no longer afford to spray on crops they can no longer afford to buy the seeds of Or another way might be to set land aside in some sort of World Preserve, and to suggest this land is necessary to produce the oxygen and clean air and other resources all humans need.
A world population of around a billion would have an overall pro-life effect. Rise in unemployment gives rise to crime as people will steal various items to feed their family and provide them basic amenities of life. Finally, there have been several studies showing that GM crops have lower production levels than ordinary crops.
Most of the environmental damage being seen in the last fifty odd years is because of the growing number of people on the planet. Not to mention the obliteration of wild life in the oceans through acidification, pollution and massive over-fishing. The GM should be cultivated on the smaller scale.
Mario, London We would be fools to ignore the benefits that biotech can provide for us. Therefore, by using resources beyond a sustainable level, the resource become nullified and ineffective, which further increases the disparity between the demand for a resource and the availability of a resource.
Many countries, from Bangladesh and Iran to Singapore and Thailand adopted policies that incentify small families, make birth control available, provide better social security and most of all -- empower women. More Hands to Overcome Poverty: We should stop our ideological debates and start thinking about how to strengthen the security and sustainability of global food production.
Work should be directed more towards policies that will reduce the number of mouths to feed in the first place, not how to provide for an ever growing population.
But I think in the end any sort of top down or draconian approach will fail, or at minimum will have dire side effects.
Overpopulation is caused by number of factors. That means that cities, mostly in developing countries, will expand from 3 to 6 percent of all-ice free land. Richard Coles, Maidstone, England Surely the most sustainable form of food production and future food security would be organic farming.
What we need is recognise that the problem is population growth, not shortage of food. Due to immigration, the decline in mortality rates, medical breakthroughs, and increased birth rates, populations will always increase and eventually gives rise to overpopulation.
These words, from Dr. Tim Long, Devon, UK.
Agricultural biotechnology can help by reducing the production of greenhouse gases, helping crops adapt to varied and often adverse environments, and by helping to increase yields while using fewer hectares of land and other inputs.Sep 27, · It is time to realize that there is a tradeoff between "quality of life" and "quantity of life." In a planet with limited resources -- sustainable growth is an oxymoron.
The world, including Mexico, has limited resources. Overpopulation stretches these resources to the breaking point. When the pope forbade the use of birth control, he created the conditions of overpopulation, extreme poverty and desperation that forced mass illegal immigration to the U.S.
The first of these is the depletion of resources. The first of these is the depletion of resources. The Earth can only produce a limited amount of water and food, which is falling short of the current needs. Depletion of Natural Resources: The effects of overpopulation are quite severe. The first of these is the depletion of resources.
The first of these is the depletion of resources. The Earth can only produce a limited amount of water and food, which is falling short of the current needs. With an ever-growing population on a finite earth, the issue of overpopulation should be a major concern when evaluating how we’ll be able to feed and care for the masses.
But it’s not.Download