Posted: 03/07/2014 at 23:33
I think that traditionally,in countries with high infant mortality rates,and no welfare payments, the way around it was to have lots of children, so that parents had a chance of someone to look after them in their old age. With vaccines and antibiotics, infant mortality rates have reduced,giving an increased population with no more food, hence starvation and charities like Oxfam providing food. I agree that an expanding population is unsustainable, but gm products like corn and the high fructose corn syrup lead to increased obesity not less. Saying that the poor in this country cannot afford fruit and veg is not true. If they have money for cigarettes, mobile phones and sky tv, it's not a lack of money that is the problem.