In a message dated 12/3/99 2:07:03 AM Central Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> think the main argument for overpopulation is that there is not enough
> room to grow all the food, not that there is not enough room to house
> all the people.
> Until we can grow meat and vegies in labs, stacked on top of one another
> into huge food-producing high-rises, I still see this as a valid point,
Consider, however, the price of pork.
Or the price of wheat. According to farmers I talk to weekly (when I deliver their new tractors)...it's at a (perhaps?) record low.
Now if the economic "law' of supply and demand holds that means there is insufficient demand. And truly....the plains states (not to mention california) can grow a LOT of food.
This does not address the problem of low per capita income in underdeveloped countries. A big percentage of the global population does not have the money to buy the (available...at a low price..but too high for them) food.
Technologically it is and has been possible to support a larger population than now exists ...politicaly there's a problem..
EvMick (running for cover...hearing an political/economic debate approaching)