Gettys Middle School
Mrs. Kimberly Anthony
Population vs. Hunger
In 2011, Earth’s population hit 7 billion people. In 2000, there were only 6.08 billion people on Earth. With all these people living on Earth, it begins a chain reaction that leads to an end. See, Earth has the ability to supply each and every person on Earth with food. It is just a matter of farming land and income. Without income, you cannot buy food. Without farmland, there is no food.
Most people disagree with this, I know, but I feel that each country should have a restriction on how many kids one person can have. I would compare this to China, but not to that extreme. Maybe three children per household, or something similar would help the U.S. save more money. Without such a large population, we could afford more things and not go into recessions and have to cut so many jobs.
Provision of population, for the most part, causes a bad economy. With a bad economy, poverty appears. As poverty progresses, people lose jobs and become homeless…. and hungry. In 2010, 925 million people were hungry. Mainly, the areas with a large population or undeveloped areas contain poor, hungry people. For example, Africa and Asia contain 40% of the world’s hungry people.
I also think the United States could do more for the world if we actually pitched in and tried to help. Did you know that for the price of one missile, a school full of hungry children could eat lunch every day for about 5 years? I know that there are starving people in America and that people are losing their jobs every day, but there are people who are suffering from malnutrition all over the world! Malnutrition is the cause of more than half of children’s deaths worldwide. That is more deaths by any infectious disease since the Black Death. If the U.S. were to just recycle table scraps, or...