Well, from an objective, scientific standpoint, I agree with you wholeheartedly, Knifegill. But the problem is, we now have those extra people. What are we supposed to do, remove all the cheap filler foods these people survive on and say, tough luck, you get to starve and we get to survive because we have grassfed beef and organic kale from sustainable farms?
Hindsight is 20/20. Obviously we've dug ourselves into an overpopulation hole with mass farming and the availability of cheap grains. But how do we now get out of it? We can't just kill the extra people. At least, in my opinion, we can't. YMMV on that.
It cracks me up that "a grain-based diet will not lead to optimal health" is apparently outlandish speculation. My bad, I thought these were the Mark's Daily Apple forums.You simply insisted on overgeneralizing and stating outlandish speculation as fact and I disagreed with you.
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LOL, yes. Reasons why I work out a lot! With functional movements! Gotta be able to sprint, climb, and swing a weapon when shit starts going down...And the great cull will one day arrive. Better to be predator than prey when it gets here.
At the risk of sounding like a HEARTLESS MONSTER, I'm with Knifegill on this one.
Also, I'll put in that I don't believe farming was the problem. Our population explosion came from a nose-dive in infant mortality rate in the 20th century. Plus, probably other things too, but that's a big one.
Some have suggested that it's actually corn that has made use of us to spread itself across the world, rather than the other way around. I think this is what an alien anthropologist would see as having gone on.
In other words, if we were still living "off the land" (taking what we need, but not altering entire ecosystems by turning them into factories of fungible, commodifiable single crops), there wouldn't (couldn't) be 7 billion of us, regardless of medicine, birth control, etc.