There is no overpopulation!
There are not too many people on this planet,
but too many industrial demands and too little philanthropy
for the necessary decisions!
About 820 million fellow citizens
are deprived of sufficient food!
About 520 million in Asia
about 230 million in Africa
about 42 million in
South America and
Numbers from: jean ziegler-planet-interview.de,
Further comment at the bottom of this page
Based on numerous events that we have been following closely for several years, we are of the strengthened opinion that it would not be a problem at all on our planet to constantly provide 15 to 20 billion people – perhaps even more – with healthy, sufficient food.
Every year, approximately 1.3 milliard tons of food are thrown into the waste stream worldwide. This alone could feed about 2 to 3 milliard people.
Any of us citizens who take a closer look at the “economic” processes will easily see that a great deal of land is repeatedly misused. This contradicts without any ifs and buts the sense of a real, human community – and also the natural environment.
Of the approximately 2,000 million tons of grain harvested in the world, 500 million tons are fed only to slaughter cattle… Meat consumption
(Jean Ziegler, planet-interview.de / the corporations fabricate hunger 2014)
In Germany alone, about 18 to 30 million tons of food are thrown away every year – mainly by the industry itself (Deutschlandfunk; Handelsblatt).
Countless industrial areas instead of growing grain and vegetables.
An armaments industry that makes civil wars and wars possible in the first place and thereby causes food shortages among the respective civilian population – arbitrarily!
Arbitrary misuse of natural areas by palm cultivation to produce cheap oil.
Arbitrary misuse of corn and grain for the production of gasoline.
Often senseless construction of dams, which destroy huge areas in their natural state and on top of that drive away citizens.
Constant new construction and extension of highways instead of land for growing grain and vegetables etc.
We should also consider the fact that some groups of people can repeatedly – worldwide – appropriate extremely large areas of land, which are thus withheld from the general public. Here the rigid property thinking stands in the first place…
The priorities of the world’s major players, especially those of Central Europe, are wrong – and have been for a long time!
The responsible professional politicians could have done everything they could to prevent citizens from getting into the life-threatening situation of a lack of food, nutrients and water. But so far they have only been thinking within a fixed “framework” – they lack the courage and also the charisma to make decisions first in the interests of all people. Much more important to them is to adapt to obligatory procedures and to hold on to their numerous privileges.
It is we citizens who have to ensure serious, positive change. We must not stand by and watch the terrible abuses and violations of dignity!
Take Germany as an example: As soon as we ensure significantly more social balance and justice in this country, this will be transferred to other states and responsible institutions (e.g. the EU, UN, WHO, etc.) – and vice versa.