18 Jun '12, 6pm

New Study Shows That We Are Carrying The Food For 300 Million People Around Our Waistlines

New Study Shows That We Are Carrying The Food For 300 Million People Around Our Waistlines

" You can be lean without being really poor, and Japan seems to have pulled that off" / this particular greg /CC BY 2.0 A few years back Mat quoted British journalist Fred Pearce , who questions the prevailing wisdom about overpopulation: Rising consumption today is a far bigger threat to the environment than a rising head count. And most of that extra consumption is still happening in rich countries that have long since given up growing their population. Mat concluded:A reasonably equitable distribution of the planet's resources, among humans and non-humans, dictates that those of us at the top of the heap start consuming less, way less--Pearce's point in urging that long, hard look in the mirror. Now new data show that this is literally true, particularly when it comes to food. When they look in the mirror it is not going to be a pretty sight. Researchers from the London...

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