Friday, December 10, 2010

Two Solutions For A Better World

This is my view.

The number one problem facing our world today is overpopulation.
Over 63 million people die each year from starvation related diseases.
A professional sports star brings in millions per year while a buffet to these 63 million starving people would be bread and water. Anyone see something wrong with this picture? It is projected that the world food and water shortage problem is only going to get worse. The more people on the earth the more resources are needed. To meet some of this demand rainforests are being cleared at an alarming rate of 1 football field per second, 60 football fields per minute, 3,600 fields per hour and so on. If this keep up all our major rainforests in 50 years will be gone. Rainforests are considered to be the "lungs of the earth" because of all the oxygen they provide. Rainforests soak up CO2 emissions. As we clear rainforests, animals lose their habitat/are edging closer to extinction. Where are we headed folks?

Solution #1: Zero Population growth

Adoption and having small families are encouraged.

Major problem #2 is animal agriculture in the world. Food from animals is killing people, killing the earth, and killing animals. Animal foods promote major human diseases- cancer, heart disease, dementia, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Crohn's, arthritis, the list goes on and on. Factory farmed animals/birds/fish live their entire lives in misery.
Run off from animal agriculture pollutes our land, water, and air, not to mention our bodies.

Solution #2: Transition to a plant based agriculture.

What we eat affects our health and the health of the earth. Let's fire the heads of the Food and Drug Administration, Department of Agriculture, and the Surgeon General and put people in there who know what is healthy and what is not- people who "get it".

I have a list of candidates.

Greg Kaler