New Meetup: Human population and food supply

From: Patrick Morcillo
Sent on: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 2:05 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The New York Permaculture Meetup Group!

What: Human population and food supply

When: Thursday, November 4, 2010 7:00 PM

Where: Earth Matters Cafe
177 Ludlow St
Manhattan, NY 10002

http://www.panearth.org/WVPI/Papers/HumanPopulationNumbers.pdf

"Abstract. Human population growth has typically been seen as the primary causative factor of other
ecologically destructive phenomena. Current human disease epidemics are explored as a function of
population size. That human population growth is itself a phenomenon with clearly identifiable
ecological/biological causes has been overlooked. Here, human population growth is discussed as being
subject to the same dynamic processes as the population growth of other species. Contrary to the widely
held belief that food production must be increased to feed the growing population, experimental and
correlational data indicate that human population growth varies as a function of food availability. By
increasing food production for humans, at the expense of other species, the biologically determined effect
has been, and continues to be, an increase in the human population. Understanding the relationship between
food increases and population increases is proposed as a necessary first step in addressing this global
problem. Resistance to this perspective is briefly discussed in terms of cultural bias in science."

The paper above should be of interest to read.
My cell phone number is [masked] and my email is [address removed]

See you there!

Patrick

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