Does More People Mean More Hunger?



The news of Osama's death and the discussions around it this week eclipsed a report that might have much longer term impact on our lives. The Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs released new data that forecast world population to reach 10.1 billion by 2100. Taking into account that according to the World Bank 1 billion people in the world are currently suffering from hunger. the question of how an additional 3 billion people will be fed should be paramount on everyobody's minds.

African populatuion is growing so fast that it might actually triple by the end of the century and this continent is already having hard time feeding its people. Foreign Policy suggest not to despair and invest more in agriculture and farming.

How do YOU think we can prevent hunger?

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