ensure that these foundations are secure. Food Politics (CH 2 & 3) I found it quite interesting that although Malthusian’s prediction was wrong for two centuries, he still continued to be considered highly influential. Although he was considered influential, his status with the political elites led to a consequence that not only hurt India, but also hurt Ireland. Malthusian’s idea of food not being able to keep up with the population growth was something that I found a little odd. The reason why is because if the population were to grow, the food production industry and farms would
have to adapt to the change and try to keep up with the demand. Taking into consideration his thinking and predictions, most of the things that he said were wrong and the opposite of what he predicted ended up happening. The section on trying to reduce population growth was a section I found interesting to read about. It seems that before the twentieth century, there was never really enforcement or anything of that sort to control fertility; however, it does make sense that today, there is a great amount of encouragement of family planning. In my opinion, I feel that in today’s time, women have more and greater guidance and help when it comes to births and on the idea of planning a family and getting pregnant. During the 1970s, the policy that came into China was the one-child policy; I find this policy interesting in finding more about because these parents were killing their female infants in order to have their one child be a boy. I don’t think it is fair to the female infant to be killed just
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- Spring '15
- Ethics, Thought, food prices, strong ethical theory/standard