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March 27, 2016 | Author: | Posted in tourism



MIT press published the revolutionary book The Limits of Growth , that reminded us of the urgent and fundamental need to manage our unparalleled growth and our often unreasonable demands . The Scarcity to Ecological Security presented us another point of view in different aspects of what are the damages happening to our society , to our world Let ‘s take a look at some pointers what the author would like us to understand and analyze


Chapter 5 is focused on food policy . With our [banner_entry_middle]

population that has dramatically changed over the years , and it ‘s been increasing big time A lot of problems have risen that are accompanied by over population Some issues to look upon are poverty , malnutrition , and food scarcity The imbalance between demand and supply that is becoming mainly evident in relation to food and water security . In this chapter , the author described the ecological and sociopolitical drivers that influence the condition of clean water and adequate food supplies . Their analysis argued against overly simplistic interpretations of the resource problems confronting many societies


A large numbers of people remained underfed because of poverty people failed to anticipate the current situation of shortages in the face of surpluses . On the other hand , there ‘s an increasing numbers of people in the wealthier countries who are overfed , who are suffering from different difficulties because of too much food consumption . It was also discussed that it is expected that the same economic inconsistency and trade barriers that have given rise to malnutrition in the past to persist into the future


The big problem of poor countries is that they have not enough knowledge and help coming from their governments or outside institution in for them to deal with food shortages . While on industrialized countries it ‘s not easy to develop domestic farming . Why ? Because agricultural production in industrial countries are still heavily funded and many barriers remain to agricultural imports from less developed countries As a result , the poor and deeply indebted agrarian countries have limited capital with which to expand food production , little access to markets in the industrialized countries , and few sources of income with which to finance any essential food imports


The goal of making globalization for the world ‘s poor is to open up agricultural markets and reducing subsidies to agriculture in industrial countries . This in return will have the greatest impact in fighting future starvation and malnutrition . The author described that hunger is not directly linked with overpopulation rather the problem lies with the accessibility of food . It was pointed out that there ‘s an adequate food supply but people weren ‘t able to afford or have access to it because of poverty . Poor people often lack access to land and other resources , thus they can ‘t produce and provide food for themselves


Limited access to essential resources is not only an environmental issue , but there ‘s also a… [banner_entry_footer]


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