The Earth is Nowhere Near Full

Paul Stitt, Fighting the Food Giants:

Junk food portailIf the best current knowledge were employed, enough food to feed the four billion people could be grown in the southern half of Sudan! It is only the Western bias, the idea spread throughout the world that one must eat white grain and drink soda pop to be “civilized,” that is responsible for the suffering of the millions of starving people in the world.  It is a myth that there is not enough to go around, that there is no way the Earth can support its exploding population.  The truth is that most of the world’s food resources are controlled by a handful of greedy men, who deny people the right to grow food for themselves but try to sell them Western-produced junk instead.  [Some experts] estimate that if all the arable land on earth were used properly and sowed with foods for human consumption, the Earth could support 60 billion people — almost fifteen times our current population!  But it is true that there is no way we can feed the world population on Whoppers and Cheez-Wiz, let alone nourish it.

~qtd in Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats by Mary G. Enig and Sally Fallon, page 290

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