My Thoughts on Technology and Jamaica: United Nations Population Division says 11.2 billion people by 2100 - Why Africa and India Population exploding as Insect Meat is coming

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

United Nations Population Division says 11.2 billion people by 2100 - Why Africa and India Population exploding as Insect Meat is coming

“The concentration of population growth in the poorest countries will make it harder for those governments to eradicate poverty and inequality, combat hunger and malnutrition, expand education enrollment and health systems, improve the provision of basic services and implement other elements of a sustainable development agenda to ensure that no one is left behind”

Excerpt from the United Nations Population Division paper presented at the 2015 Joint Statistical Meetings in Seattle on Monday August 10th 2015

As many of my reader must be well aware, we're heading for a population crisis.

Estimates from the United Nations Population Division presented on Monday August 10th 2015 at the 2015 Joint Statistical Meetings in Seattle projects a global population of 11.2 billion by 2100 as stated in the article “World population to top 11 billion by end of century” published August 10, 2015 by Amanda Schupak, CBS News.

Currently the world's population is estimated to be around 7 billion. According to the United States Census Bureau, they estimate that it had reached and passed this milestone on Monday March 12th, 2012. A separate estimate by the United Nations Population Fund points to an earlier date of Monday October 31st, 2011.

We humans seem to be at our most productive on a Monday, apparently!

Their estimates are based on computer simulations using historical data, they came up with this figure, which is the midpoint between 9.5 and 13.3 billion people.

 By 2050 we'd have already reached 9.7 billion people, all growth driven by the  expansion of Africa and India, both of which is poised on the cusp of greatness.

However this isn’t good news, as that means they’ll be more mouths to feed!

United Nations Population Division says 11.2 billion people by 2100 - Why Africa and India leading the Population Explosion

This sounds about right, as the UNFAO (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization) had predicted on Monday May 13th 2013 in a 200 page report as explained in my blog article entitled “United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization says Insects is the Meat for the next 20 years - Soylent Green may be avoided via Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”.  

In that report, the UNFAO basically said that we'll need to switch to insects as meat or develope 3D Printing technologies to make meat by 2030. In that article, they'd also projected a human population of 9 billion by 2030.

So this latest declaration seem just right, especially about Africa and India as noted in the article “World’s Population To Top 11 Billion by 2100”, published 8/10/15 By Stav Ziv,  Newsweek.

Africa is the last continental space of land to be fully conquered by human civilization, with as much as 50% of Africa being uninhabited by humans and a fraction of its resources being fully exploited.

Their population is projected to balloon to 5.6 billion by 2100, up from the current 1.2 billion as noted in the article “World Population Will Exceed 11 Billion By 2100: Are We Ready?”, published August 12, 2015 By Jim Algar, Tech Times.

India is in growth spurt and will definitely surpass China, making them very attractive to Telecom Providers and smartphone handset makers as pointed out in my blog article entitled “Xiaomi in India after success in China - Xiaomi Looks to the West as the World is theirs for the Taking”.

But the question I have to ask is; which country currently consumes the most meat?

Who eats the most meat – Surprising statistics on the World’s Meat Eaters

According to Forbes and analyst Statista, the country that eats the most meat currently is, surprisingly, Australia as per the infographic below:

Please note when I say “meat”, I'm referring to meat from Animals such as cows, goats, pigs and sheep. It's good to note that eating these animals is a Western Tradition; the rest of the world mainly consumes insects as the video below suggests.

To break down the figures for my readers, here are the meat consumption figures per capita for 2013:

1.      205 lbs for Australia
2.      200.6 lbs for United States
3.      189.6 lbs for Israel
4.      187 lbs for Argentina
5.      183 lbs for Uruguay
6.      172 lbs for Brazil

No surprise there, except for Australia, being as they’re mostly desert, I’d never figured them to be the top meat eaters in the world!

So what alternatives do we have to growing cows, goats, pigs and sheep that’s more efficient and can meet the coming future demand for protein?

How to feed 11.3 billion people - Dulce Seaweed for meat as future food may come from the Sea

Insects are a more efficient producer of protein and can be processed into more edible, aesthetically pleasing form as a French startup Yinsect, is attempting to do as noted in “French Food Startup Aims To Sell “Insect Meat”Around The World”, published 2015-07-17 by Dominique Nora, WorldCrunch.

Meat can potentially be grown from amino acids using genetically modified bacteria as Silicon Valley Startup Calysta is trying to do in order to satiate future meat demand as explained in “Mystery Meat Is About to Get a Lot More Mysterious”, published July 18 2015 By Anrica Deb, OZY.

So too does making meat from vegetable proteins, such as egg as Hampton Creek and their Egg Replacement recipe that sues a blend of plant proteins to replace Eggs as explained in my blog article entitled “Hampton Creek Foods and their Plant Protein Egg Replacement – Global Egg Industry to get the Kibosh by 2017”.  

Finally there is algae grow in large underwater Farms such as Dulce Seaweed Algae, which researchers at Oregon State University have discovered is not only nutritious but also taste like bacon when fried as noted in my blog article entitled “Oregon State University discover Dulce Seaweed Algae taste like Bacon - How Dulce can solve UNFAO's Meat Crisis in 2025 and also make Beer”. 

So in a quick snap, there are many sources of meat protein in the future that are being developed by Researchers world! With a population boom looming on the horizon and many of our resources running short, we need to start planning for the future from now.

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