Anti-Malthusianism And Population Growth

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The current global situation regarding the global population and food production is that there is in fact enough people to feed everyone but there is still 815 million people starving in the world. By 2050 people will have to produce 50 percent more food globally to feed everyone. World hunger is still affecting about 11% of the population globally. From 2015 to 2016 itself world hunger and undernourished people has increased by 777 million to 815 million in 2016. The two major school concerning population growth both have aspects that can be considered correct and incorrect. The two major thoughts are pessimistic and optimistic side.

The pessimistic side are called Neo-Malthusians which are people who believe that population will cause unsustainable amount of food for the people. The optimists who are called the Anti-Malthusians on the other hand believe that with human population increasing we will be able to find a solution to create a sustainable amount food for the population. The food security in the in the 21st century population has grown a massive amount and it is predicted to reach 9.5 billion people by 2050. Malthusianism is the idea that “Population growth is potentially exponential while the growth of the food supply is arithmetical at best.” This theory and political/economic thought originated from Thomas Robert Malthus who was an english cleric and scholar. The opposite opinion which are the Anti-Malthusians who are advocated by Ester Boserup who believes

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