11 May Feeding
The First Report of the Club of Rome was emphatic in stating that the finitude of the world imposes limits to the development of global society. However, its preaching has not been heard. The current size of the global population and the over-consumption of natural resources and services, by less than 10% of society, conjugate negatively with relation to global security. A billion people, of which more than 13 million die each year, starve. Regional food and water crises, which devastated 14 countries in Africa in the 1970s, have become global. According to the UN, the world population could reach 10,800 million by the end of the century. 86% would be in the developing countries. This means that over 9,000 million would face a limited development due to lack of food and, basically, safe water. The IPCC has assessed that the fulfilment of the Millennium Development Goals may not be achieved. The adverse effects of global warming will impact negatively on the achievement of feeding, water and physical security, of a world population in blatant inequality.
In its Amsterdam Declaration (2009), the Club of Rome stressed that the planet sustainability and, consequently, social security will be achieved when society understands that the harsh difference of ecological footprints between developed countries and developing countries or underdeveloped countries cannot persist.
The Limits to Growth, examined by the Club of Rome for nearly forty years, have been put again in evidence in various studies and programs developed recently in Europe and the Far East. The Argentinean Chapter, in close collaboration with Latin American Club of Rome, will provide the necessary advice to achieve feeding sustainability in this part of the world.