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Thread: Eat well or Procreate?

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    Re: Eat well or Procreate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    You ever drink grape fruit juice?
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    Re: Eat well or Procreate?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Nope.
    Ok, what about beer?

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    Re: Eat well or Procreate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Ok, what about beer?

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    Re: Eat well or Procreate?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Did you know there are parasites called mites (spiders) that live in most humans eyebrows? Just lick someones eyebrows and you're eating bugs.

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    Re: Eat well or Procreate?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Every year, 15 million children starve to death. The World Health Organization estimates that 1/3 of the world's population is starving. One out of every eight children under the age of 12 -- in the United States -- goes to bed hungry every night. "It is estimated that some 800 million people in the world suffer from hunger and malnutrition, about 100 times as many as those who actually die from it each year."

    I'd say we've already reached critical mass. Wouldn't you?

    The world hunger problem: Facts, figures and statistics
    It is not as simple as this. There are many reasons that people and in general children go hungry. Most of it has nothing to do with a food shortage. Indeed most food in the US just goes to waste. (maybe a slight exaggeration there but I think you get my point.) And I'm not just talking about the food that goes into the garbage. How many obese people do we have? Also farmers are restricted in how much they can grow due to "economical concerns" and "driving prices down". Children starving is generally because of greedy people. Whether it's greed over the dollar here in the US or some warlord in Africa striving for power and destroying anyone that slightly opposes them and anything else that happens to be apart of their oppositions property.

    I would bet that if we (the human race in general) stopped being so greedy and power hungry that we wouldn't have anyone going hungry today.
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    Re: Eat well or Procreate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    It is not as simple as this. There are many reasons that people and in general children go hungry. Most of it has nothing to do with a food shortage. Indeed most food in the US just goes to waste. (maybe a slight exaggeration there but I think you get my point.) And I'm not just talking about the food that goes into the garbage. How many obese people do we have? Also farmers are restricted in how much they can grow due to "economical concerns" and "driving prices down". Children starving is generally because of greedy people. Whether it's greed over the dollar here in the US or some warlord in Africa striving for power and destroying anyone that slightly opposes them and anything else that happens to be apart of their oppositions property.

    I would bet that if we (the human race in general) stopped being so greedy and power hungry that we wouldn't have anyone going hungry today.
    If you've ever watched a documentary showing the amount of food needed to feed just a fraction of the population it's literally mind boggling. We're talking about tonnages on a daily basis that are harvested, processed, delivered, stored and prepared.

    Americans throw out 200,000 tons of edible food daily and 30% of all food produced in the world each year is wasted or lost. That’s about 1.3 billion tons, according to a new report by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization.

    That’s the weight of more than 8.6 million full-grown blue whales, the largest creatures on earth. That’s the weight of more than 2.3 million Airbus A380s, the largest commercial planes in existence. That’s as if each person in China, the world’s most populous country with more than 1.3 billion people, had a one ton mass of food they could just throw into the trashcan.


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    Re: Eat well or Procreate?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Every year, 15 million children starve to death. The World Health Organization estimates that 1/3 of the world's population is starving.
    The UN's WHO is not exactly known to be a reliable source. It is a notoriously corrupt political body, not to be confused with a trustworthy scientific body.

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    Eat well or Procreate?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    If you've ever watched a documentary showing the amount of food needed to feed just a fraction of the population it's literally mind boggling. We're talking about tonnages on a daily basis that are harvested, processed, delivered, stored and prepared.

    Americans throw out 200,000 tons of edible food daily and 30% of all food produced in the world each year is wasted or lost. Thatís about 1.3 billion tons, according to a new report by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization.

    Thatís the weight of more than 8.6 million full-grown blue whales, the largest creatures on earth. Thatís the weight of more than 2.3 million Airbus A380s, the largest commercial planes in existence. Thatís as if each person in China, the worldís most populous country with more than 1.3 billion people, had a one ton mass of food they could just throw into the trashcan.

    World wastes 30% of all food Ė Business 360 - CNN.com Blogs
    People need to really think more deeply about this before they lament over the tragedy of wasted food. I think a good way to stimulate some thought on it is for everyone to start composting.

    Food doesn't just "go to waste." It ultimately goes back to the Earth. Not every digestible calorie needs to go into a human body. If I grow tomatoes and can't get through them and they rot, should I bawl in despair or berate myself as I chuck them into my thriving compost? No.

    The tragedy is in the very nature of our pathetic dependence on the corporate/government industrial food complex and how it enables unhealthy food addiction, excess packaging, GMO, and wasted fossil fuels shipping it thousands of miles away where it is then transported (again by fossil fuels) to enormous landfills.

    The answer is food independence, and to encourage it to spring up organically and sustainably everywhere we can.

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    Re: Eat well or Procreate?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    People keep saying the population growth is slowing and that the current trend says it will level off then decline. But resources like food, water and energy are being strained and we will continue to need renewable sources in the future.

    It seems like one is possibly coming up for food. NASA awards grant for 3-D food printer; could it end world hunger?




    Here's my question should we allow the population to grow to this point where we have to eat purely processed food made of bugs and byproduct stuff? We've already got "pink slime" and "soy grits" as meat fillers. Does that really sound like quantity of people, over quality of living is desirable?


    A lot of the problem is too many places are not making best and most efficient use of the arable land and water they have, due to poverty, war, corruption, lack of technology, etc.

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    Re: Eat well or Procreate?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Did you know there are parasites called mites (spiders) that live in most humans eyebrows? Just lick someones eyebrows and you're eating bugs.
    I shave mine off so I always look shocked.

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