Debunking “Overpopulation is a Myth”
Episode Three: “Food: There’s lots of it”

Population Research Institute has produced a series of videos attempting to prove that there are not more of us than Earth can sustain.

A collection of articles and sources of information about food security may be helpful in understanding our actual situation. For example, this one from Scientific American:

Together the world’s 6.8 billion people use land equal in size to South America to grow food and raise livestock—an astounding agricultural footprint. And demographers predict the planet will host 9.5 billion people by 2050. Because each of us requires a minimum of 1,500 calories a day, civilization will have to cultivate another Brazil’s worth of land—2.1 billion acres—if farming continues to be practiced as it is today. That much new, arable earth simply does not exist.

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