Anybody read the book "Ishmail?" Puts some interesting questions on the
table related to hunger and starvation. Not necessarily popular, but
At 17:51 29/10/99 -0400, you wrote:
>From: "Raymond R. Wise" <wiserd@...>
>Should the U.S. Address One Child Policy?
>The United States is deliberately suppressing the need to address a one
>child per family policy for parts of the world where the population is
>exploding. They are not addressing this issue in order to preserve its right
>to consume resources, in the opinion of British population growth expert Dr.
>Maurice King In an article published in the "British Medical Journal," King
>maintains that experts in population growth along with the United Nations
>refuse to address this issue because if the South is to restrict its
>population growth, the North, especially the United States, should restrict
>its resource consumption. But without intervention, population growth will
>become simply unsustainable. In an accompanying editorial, Professor Anthony
>McMichael and Professor John Guillebaud counter that not everyone shares
>King's conviction that a one child per family policy is the answer to the
>population explosion. The more optimistic view, they suggest, is that
>technology will somehow be able to "fix" the world's food supply through
>innovations such as genetically engineered foods. Opponents of policy
>intervention also feel that increasing education among women in undeveloped
>countries will eventually reduce the number of children they bear.
>Reuters Health, Yahoo! News British Medical Journal 1999;319:931-932,
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