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Good news - a world of excess

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Telegraph | News | Overweight people now outnumber the hungry

The number of overweight people in the world has overtaken the number of malnourished for the first time,...

And this is being presented as bad news!
For those of us of a certain generation this picture of a Biafran child was seared into our memory. The starving millions are still with us but Malthusian pessimism of the twenty years ago has vanished and the problems are now political not agricultural. The Greens of the day were cheerfully predicting worldwide famine, revolution and pestilence unless we all turned to eating Mung Beans, cultivating our own allotments and resisting evil chemical companies.
They were wrong then and they are wrong now.

To illustrate the rate of change and the blessings of science here are the wheat yield averages of England.

Year (t/ha)
1200 0.3-0.5
1650 0.6
1750 1.0
1850 1.8
1920 2.1
1950 2.5
1980 6.5
2005 9.23
2006 9.39 (So far)

I can remember the first field of wheat I grew that was 10 Tonnes/hectare - a real feeling of triumph - now it is average!


And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or
two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew
before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service
to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.
- Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels

Comments

THAT IS SO SAD

THAT IS SO SAD

Overweight outnumber starbing,but who is to balance the numbers, what is the number of people who really care about others than the ones that are selcentered
I see how the commandemds of whom made me new are the solution of our real problems in this world. If only we could see Jesus without barriers and live his message rather than just talking about it, how could our world change? But where to starts if it is not in ourselves today.
What about making a network of people that wants to relate with the creator by caring about the world and activelly show love to the needy as jesus commands us, as he knew perfectly the solution for our challenge. I want to start something good if you want to try something new to be real with god and do something I am here looking for people like you.

really sad !!!!! i hope i can help them ....i can help from my heart if i have a power to help!!!! all i can do for now is to pray for them!!

I CANT BELIEVE PEOPLE COULD BE THIS SELFISH AND GREEDY! DESPITE UNPRECENTED INCREASE IN FOOD PRODUCTION, YET MILLIONS ARE STARVING, LIVING UNDER A DOLLAR A DAY! SAD INDEED.

I CANT BELIEVE PEOPLE COULD BE THIS SELFISH AND GREEDY! DESPITE UNPRECENTED INCREASE IN FOOD PRODUCTION, YET MILLIONS ARE STARVING, LIVING UNDER A DOLLAR A DAY! SAD INDEED.

I CANT BELIEVE PEOPLE COULD BE THIS SELFISH AND GREEDY! DESPITE UNPRECENTED INCREASE IN FOOD PRODUCTION, YET MILLIONS ARE STARVING, LIVING UNDER A DOLLAR A DAY! SAD INDEED.

i think that biafria republic should have a navy recruit system so young biafrans will keep fighting for the emmancipation of BIAFRA!WHAT IS THE USE OF FIGHTING IF THERE IS NO CROWN.

Omq...Dhis Isz So Sad....Iyt Makesz Me Feel Bad That All I Can Do Isz Pray For Them...The Govt Needsz To Do Something About This ASAP.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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