Food Problem Essay, Research Paper
The population of human beings had been showing a rapid increasing during the past several hundred years due to the adequate food supply and the top position where human species is in the food chain. However, many people are concerned about that one day the Mother Earth may not be able to provide adequate food for the increasing population on the Earth, as the number of people is growing unlimitedly. After reading the article, I realized that the food problem created by rapid increasing population wasn t as serious as many people are concerned about in the past several centuries. However, I believe that because the natural resources is limited, sooner or later there won t be enough food for all people on Earth. Some actions must be taken by the governments of any countries to prevent this problem from happening in the future. One way is to increase the supply of food so that people can have enough food to eat and in the meantime, government should make plan to decrease the population that need to be fed on food.
In order to increase the food supply for more and more people on the Earth. We should have better ways to use the limited resource on Earth such as lands and water. We should not open up new lands by cutting down trees and destroying animals habitat. Scientists can research new ways to plant more crops on existing land by using biological technology. And the government of all countries should also build a system that can transport the food left to another country where people is starving so that the food wouldn t be wasted. By using the existing resources more efficiently, we can increase the amount of food that can be produced.
The other way to solve the problem is by preventing overpopulation. There are several things that the government can do to prevent overpopulation, and the most effective way is through birth control. Today most population grows very fast in developing countries because people in those areas don t understand the importance of birth control. I think the governments should educate their people and tell them not to give birth to many children without giving each of them enough caring and love but to concentrate on educating and taking care of only one or two children in their family. In order to make birth control successful, the government has to teach their people the right method to contraception and information about birth control. Once the people learn about the importance and advantages to have fewer children, they will always follow the government s policy. The government can also give rewards to those people who can practice birth control in their family by giving them finance support when they are having their first or second children. I believe the birth rate will reduce to a reasonable level in the long run if the government can make good policies and has the determination to execute them.
The problem about food supply and population is a problem related to everyone on Earth. Even though the problem has not been very obvious until now, but the problem will become a very critical one as time passes. More and more people will not have enough food to eat in the future because there is only so much of land on Earth that can be used to produce crops. It is not only the government s responsibility to solve the problem, but also everyone else s responsibilities.