Overpopulation and Hunger in Developing Countries<br />Hannah Kubicek<br />FS HN 342<br />07/08/2011<br />
Population Statistics<br />World Population = 6.93 billion<br />40% of the world’s population accounts for 5% of the global income<br />1.7 billion people live in absolute poverty<br />
Population Demographics<br />http://www.prb.org/Publications/Datasheets/2009/2009wpds.aspx<br />
Why Overpopulation Is A Problem<br />925 million people do not have enough to eat<br />98% of the world's undernourished people live in developing countries.<br />http://vegonline.org/Vegetarians-&-Sustainability/Can-Vegetarianism-Help-Solve-World-Hunger.html<br />
What Will Happen If We Continue With Population Growth?<br />By 2050 the worlds population will have increased by 1/3 to more than 9 billion<br />By 2030 the world food demand will have risen by 50%<br />Energy, water, and land needed for agricultural production are becoming increasingly more scarce.<br />http://www.mysaviorgod.com/help/hunger.html<br />
What Needs To Be Done<br />Higher income<br />High levels of education<br />Higher levels of employment for women<br />Easy access to contraceptives<br />Restructure in Government infrastructure<br />http://gwilliam.com/nathan/page/2/<br />
How Government Can Help<br />Provide family planning services<br />Satisfy basic social needs<br />Educate all social groups<br />Provided alternative careers to motherhood<br />Encourage small families.<br />http://ux.brookdalecc.edu/fac/socsci/criminaljustice.html<br />
Is This Morally Acceptable?<br />Overpopulation goes against peoples RIGHT to live and RIGHT to be given a comfortable life. <br />Women in Developing world have the RIGHT to freedom.<br />http://digiteen09-3.flatclassroomproject.org/Rights+%26+Responsibilities<br />
References<br />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.<br />Kissing, Steve. "Running on Empty." Cincinnati 44.3 (2010): 48. MasterFILE Premier. EBSCO. Web. 5 July 2011.<br />"Know Your World: Facts About Hunger and Poverty | The Hunger Project." Empowering Women and Men to End Their Own Hunger | The Hunger Project. Web. 07 July 2011. <http://www.thp.org/learn_more/issues/know_your_world_facts_about_hunger_and_poverty?gclid=CNiL9aPz6qkCFUJn5QodcEawFA>.<br />"World Population." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 05 July 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_population>.<br />"2009 World Population Data Sheet - Population Reference Bureau." Home - Population Reference Bureau. Web. 07 July 2011. <http://www.prb.org/Publications/Datasheets/2009/2009wpds.aspx>.<br />
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