Abundance Economics Truth or Fiction?
November 23, 2012 7:48 AM Subscribe
Abundance or Scarcity: Is current global aggregate production of consumable 'necessities' sufficient for current global population? Or are food shortages and starvation due to insufficient aggregate production?
posted by mary8nne to society & culture (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I see a lot of talk about how today there is actually enough foodstuff to support the current world population but that due to waste in supply chains and distribution issues there are still people without sufficient food.
Is this true and are there reliable sources to back this up?
By 'necessities' I mean vaguely say food of sufficient quantity and quality for an individual to live in reasonable health and say basic medicines (anti-biotics, paracetamol, generic drugs) for a healthy individual to stay alive in the course of average treatable accidents / illnesses.