According to a report out of Washington, DC, earth will need to produce as much food in the next 40 years as it has in the past 8,000. The director of the Initiative in Population Research at Ohio State University, John Casterline, said the planet's swelling population will stretch resources well beyond existing abilities.
Specifically, the United Nations predicts that this year the earth's population will rise to 7 billion. And, by 2050, the population is likely to be about 9 billion, with much of the new population arising in Africa and Southern Asia.
Consequently, population experts are calling for more finding for family planning to help control population growth, especially in developing nations.
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