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Final Presentation for FS HN 342 Summer 2011 Session

Final Presentation for FS HN 342 Summer 2011 Session

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  • 1. Overpopulation and Hunger in Developing Countries
    Hannah Kubicek
    FS HN 342
  • 2. Population Statistics
    World Population = 6.93 billion
    40% of the world’s population accounts for 5% of the global income
    1.7 billion people live in absolute poverty
  • 3. Population Demographics
  • 4. Why Overpopulation Is A Problem
    925 million people do not have enough to eat
    98% of the world's undernourished people live in developing countries.
  • 5. What Will Happen If We Continue With Population Growth?
    By 2050 the worlds population will have increased by 1/3 to more than 9 billion
    By 2030 the world food demand will have risen by 50%
    Energy, water, and land needed for agricultural production are becoming increasingly more scarce.
  • 6. What Needs To Be Done
    Higher income
    High levels of education
    Higher levels of employment for women
    Easy access to contraceptives
    Restructure in Government infrastructure
  • 7. How Government Can Help
    Provide family planning services
    Satisfy basic social needs
    Educate all social groups
    Provided alternative careers to motherhood
    Encourage small families.
  • 8. Is This Morally Acceptable?
    Overpopulation goes against peoples RIGHT to live and RIGHT to be given a comfortable life.
    Women in Developing world have the RIGHT to freedom.
  • 9. References
    "World Population." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 05 July 2011. <>.
    Kissing, Steve. "Running on Empty." Cincinnati 44.3 (2010): 48. MasterFILE Premier. EBSCO. Web. 5 July 2011.
    Brown, Lester R., and Washington, DC. Worldwatch Inst. World Population Trends: Signs of Hope, Signs of Stress. Worldwatch Paper 8. 1976. ERIC. EBSCO. Web. 5 July 2011.