if you reply to my posts about taking care of human need with horseshit about overpopulation youre catching that block

i dont know about you but white people talking about how there are too many humans gives me the heebie jeebies

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"we cant possibly produce enough food for everyone!" mate have you *seen* how much perfectly good food we throw out because "guh this went out of date yesterday"

@norikawa @dankwraith we already produce enough food for 10 billion of the 7 billion people actually alive, meaning globally we're throwing away about 30% of our food while 30+ million people die per year due to capitalist inefficiency.

The capitalist system stares at starvation and says that it is better those people die than any alternative.

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@norikawa @dankwraith I think I failed to emphasize properly: we produce enough food for 10 billion when we only have the demand for 7 billion, so we are very likely able to ramp that production up to much, much higher if we actually neded to.

@_ampersand @norikawa @dankwraith the problem that I see is we grow food to sell, not to feed. if the goal was full bellies instead of rich CEOs, things would be a lot different

@interneteh @norikawa @dankwraith we'd likely grow less food if the food system was built around need and use value. Grow more healthy food (e.g. reduce the corn/wheat slightly for more vegetables), or some of that land for other purposes (e.g. parks, or carbon sequestering forests, or just wilderness). We are just so fucking bad at distribution.

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