Table 1. Population growth and food production.

Year

Author

Essay/Report

Remark

1798

Thomas Malthus

Essay on the Principles of Population

Proposes that human fertility would outstrip human ability to produce enough food

1972

Club of Rome

The Limits to Growth

Mass starvation could result from unchecked growth

1983

Amaryta Sen

Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation

Poverty, not shortage of physical food, is the cause of hunger

1990

P.R. and A.H. Ehrlich

The Population Explosion

Focus on population problems vis--vis food availability and production

1996

World Bank

Food Security for the World

Solution to hunger is distribution of purchasing power to the poor

2000

Jonathan Latham

"More Food Means Less Hunger"

"There's enough food for all, but the poor cannot afford to buy it".


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