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Re: One child per family?

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  • Peter Bertling
    Anybody read the book Ishmail? Puts some interesting questions on the table related to hunger and starvation. Not necessarily popular, but interesting. ...
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      Anybody read the book "Ishmail?" Puts some interesting questions on the
      table related to hunger and starvation. Not necessarily popular, but
      interesting.

      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,
      998-1001.
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