U.N. food estimate seems overblown

Dear A.M. Costa Rica:

Refer to subject article today’s A.M. Costa Rica – with specific reference to the following paragraph:

“The world population is expected to climb to 9 billion by 2050.   By that time the demand for food will double.  Accommodating  those future needs is a concern today, especially for the more than  800 million people who go to bed hungry.”

By my calculations: Current population at 7.2 billion vs 9.0 billion projected by 2050 equals a 25 percent increase in population.  This results in (according to the U.N.) a 100 percent increase in demand for food.

This type of fear mongering is nothing new as it has been ongoing for at least the past half century to my recollection.

Outright silliness proving once again that the U.N. has progressed (?) well
beyond its Best Before Date a long time ago.
J. H. Penner
Richmond, British Columbia

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