Population, r-selection, food supply and famine

I wanted to throw you some further data that doesn’t quite fit in the UK-specific economic post I’ve planned. It does, however, affect our economy, especially our local (European) food supply and costs. It squeezes our own development by virtue of a see-saw, either they command these resources (our landmass and its fruits) or we do.

Previous: https://disenchantedscholar.wordpress.com/2018/01/07/update-to-population-point-in-automation/
Originally: https://disenchantedscholar.wordpress.com/2018/01/06/what-is-automation/

Premise: R-selection, to breed beyond the resources of your land, is suicidal in the long-run but also reduces standard of living in the short.

https://population.org.au/articles/2011-09-16/population-growth-damages-standard-living

“Those states with the highest rates of population growth suffered the largest reduction in standard of living”, said Dr John Coulter, Vice President of Sustainable Population Australia commenting on the latest ABS population data released yesterday.”

This could easily be predicted because, as resources are constant and finite, by increasing the demand, there will be less per head, or a lower standard of living. We can also see this in food prices, with extra-European over-population, beyond locally sustainable levels, basic costs go up, primarily the most fundamental cost being foodstuffs themselves.

If you complain about data volume, here is some going back to 1264.
https://ourworldindata.org/food-prices/

Why would food be important in discussions of population? /sarc
You’re sustainable or you’re dead. The system, ecosystem, is efficient and supportive of its lifeforms, or else it fails. There is no wiggle room for error or data concealment.

http://www.worldwatch.org/global-food-prices-continue-rise-0

“As both climate change and population growth continue to increase, there is reason to believe that food commodity prices will be both higher and more volatile in the decades to come.”

https://www.ft.com/content/84807466-c91d-11e7-ab18-7a9fb7d6163e
We in Britain currently eat from food banks so some Chinese parvenu can eat a roast chicken and feel successful and vote Hammer & Sickle. Where is the social justice outrage? [proof at end]
Petrol has gone down in the same time so no, you can’t blame oil.
To go from this century’s statistics.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/315418/foodpocketbook-2013update-29may14.pdf
http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130124042648/http://www.defra.gov.uk/statistics/files/defra-stats-foodfarm-food-pocketbook-2012-130104.pdf

In a report from 2012: “Food prices have risen 12% in real terms over the last five years taking us back to 1997 in terms of cost of food relative to other goods.” “In May 2012 the main food issue of concern to respondents was food prices at 63%, an increase from 60% in November 2011.”
Sounds vaguely like hyperinflation. I’m sure that has no political consequences whatsoever.

Caring is not a choice. We’re producing more food than before, but it’s going out, away to greedy nations like China. [see end]
https://www.trusselltrust.org/2017/04/25/uk-foodbank-use-continues-rise/

Yes, it affects me.
https://foodfoundation.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/FoodInsecurityBriefing-May-2016-FINAL.pdf
It affects my people.
“The survey found that 28% of adults skimped on their own food in the last year so that others in their households could eat”
Back to the rest of the world:

“Between 2000 and 2012, the World Bank global food price index increased 104.5 percent, at an average annual rate of 6.5 percent.”

“Food prices will also likely be driven up by population growth, increasing global affluence, stronger linkages between agriculture and energy markets, and natural resource constraints. According to the FAO, although high food prices tend to aggravate poverty, food insecurity, and malnutrition, they also represent an opportunity to catalyze long-term investment in agriculture, which could boost resilience to climate change and augment global food security.”

That is one loud canary, isn’t it?

That growth is not possible, the planet is not infinite, infinite growth is impossible. Soil erosion, for instance, is making it so there is LESS arable land in the world over time and this change appears permanent, caused by over-farming….
Britain figured out its business with an Agricultural Revolution, places like China try to outsource their inability to feed their population (Commies) instead of farming responsibly and denying its population the luxuries they purchase on credit and continue to demand.

Here’s a good article that goes into erosion.
https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/nov/26/why-seed-banks-arent-the-only-answer-to-food-security

The technology they need won’t exist, it’s magical what they’d expect of it.

http://www.fao.org/docrep/U3550t/u3550t02.htm

Consider that China is actually land-poor, this fits like a glove.

A country’s ability to feed itself very much depends on three factors: availability of arable land, accessible water and population pressures. The more people there are, especially in poor countries with limited amounts of land and water, the fewer resources there are to meet basic needs. If basic needs cannot be met, development stalls and economies begin to unravel. In some poor countries, attempts to increase food production and consumption are undermined by rapid population growth; migration from rural to urban areas; unequal land distribution; shrinking landholdings; deepening rural poverty; and widespread land degradation. Lower birth rates, along with better management of land and water resources, are necessary to avert chronic food shortages.”

Famine. This dude.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Horsemen_of_the_Apocalypse#Black_Horse
https://www.ucg.org/bible-study-tools/booklets/the-horsemen-of-revelation/the-horsemen-of-revelation-the-black-horse-of
All these natural disasters are written up as Acts of God.

This is what happens when men run everything, it fails from bureaucracy. You need a blend of influences in society to thrive. They’re too busy competing with one another to provide for the future, nurturing is the female ability.

“By formally recognizing women’s pivotal role, governments will be taking a big step toward safeguarding food production”

They won’t do that, they’re dumb enough to think women are only baby machines and the brain is a coincidence.

At current levels, to support these parasites, the world must somehow pull an additional 70% out of its backside.
https://www.populationinstitute.org/resources/populationonline/issue/1/8/

http://content.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,2083276,00.html
“Population Growth Has Driven Up the Food Price to Alarming Levels”
It opens with Malthus. They know.

I’m not picking on China, they are genuinely that thick. It’s a case study in What Never To Do.

https://www.newyorker.com/cartoon/a16995

I am by no stretch the first person to note these facts. It’s glaring.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-15/why-we-should-worry-about-china

Recently. That’s just recently.

End.

China is literally taking British food out of the hands of British people.

I’m not making this up. It’s on the official websites. e.g.
http://www.china.doingbusinessguide.co.uk/the-guide/selling-food-to-china/
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/huge-export-win-to-china-for-uk-food-producers
China is in the top 10 markets for our food and drink.
https://www.fdf.org.uk/exports/ukexports.aspx
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/exporting-to-china
“growth ensured by Chinese monetary policy” lol
Yes, Communists can be trusted with your money.
https://www.marketingtochina.com/golden-age-british-food-beverage-china/
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2012/may/20/chinese-middle-class-snap-up-western-goods
https://www.ft.com/content/2166f9ec-b128-11e3-bbd4-00144feab7de
https://themarketmogul.com/chinese-hungry-for-the-british-food-industry/
How many do you NEED?
https://www.globalmeatnews.com/Article/2017/08/14/UK-and-China-sign-200m-pork-export-deal
https://www.express.co.uk/finance/city/841369/Brexit-export-deal-UK-China-food-agreement-British-pork-farming
http://www.cbbc.org/sectors/food-and-drink/

“China will become the world’s largest market for imported foods by 2018, predicts the country’s National Bureau of Statistics of China. China is already the largest grocery market in the world with an estimated value of £1 trillion, according to grocery industry researchers IGD. In 2016 UK food and drink exports to China increased by 49% with particularly strong growth in pork, beer and seafood. As a result China entered the UK’s top 10 food and drink export markets for the first time.”

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/british-food-exports-will-be-engine-for-growth

Let’s grow by preferentially selling the food our own people need to foreigners with more cash!

Great plan!


Not more valuable cash, more pieces of paper.

Why didn’t this happen to Japan? It’s an island.

Selling to outsiders only from the surplus would be anti-libertarian, anti-globalist.
Wanting to feed our children is racist.

Update:

Just let the white babies starve in the name of Marx. /s

Here’s what is actually going on:

Britain wants to strengthen its industry but needs foreign buyers in the mean time.

The Russians are simply using China to take down America, then pull a Littlefinger and doublecross them. Go to war against them. What are they gonna do? They have no food and no oil to import it with, it would be the easiest victory in military history. Why do you think the EU is helping China? To lessen their dependence on Russia. Russia is post-Communist and sees all the stupid shit China does, yet encourages it? Please. Communist countries like China always need to be rescued by the capitalist ones… who would rescue them? The people who would be calling in debts nobody could afford to pay? And they have well above a billion people, rescue yourself with your superior IQ.

Relevant fact: Soldiers would need even more food. China is doomed.

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