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Unformatted text preview: Production and Distribution of Food Why is there hunger and starvation today? With all the concern about surplus food production in the “Developed Countries” of the world, why is there hunger and starvation in the world today? Slash and burn agriculture Problems with the world's food supply: a. Developed vs. developing countries b. Technology c. Soil erosion and pollution d. Transportation e. Marketing and Economics f. Politics and war g. Unsustainable development Nutrients are contained in the ashes of the rainforest. 1 Shifting cultivation on steep slopes is not sustainable. Shifting Cultivation - - Colonization of the Rain Forest - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Long fallow periods and very limited populations of humans allow shifting cultivation to be sustainable. - Colonization of the Rain Forest - - - - Factors shown to reduce population growth 1. Increasing levels of education, especially the education of women. 2. Old age support programs. 3. Delaying motherhood past the teenage years. 4. An increasing standard of living 2 D&C 104:14-17 104:14“I, the Lord, stretched out the heavens, and built the earth, my very handiwork… And it is my purpose to provide for my saints, for all things are mine. But it must needs be done in my own way… For the earth is full, and there is enough to spare” D&C 59:20 “Yea, all things which come of the earth… are made for the benefit and the use of man, both to please the eye and to gladden the heart…. “And it pleaseth God that He hath given all these things to man; for unto this end were they made to be used, with judgment, not to excess…. What can you do? Help in the development of new technology. Take an interest in agricultural, social, and environmental problems Participate in research Help extend knowledge to those in need Participate in a “sustainable development” internship. Sant Sustainable Development internships Mentored research 3 ...
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