The United Nations at
Reduction of extreme poverty and hunger, promotion of universal primary education, child care and mothers health, gender issues, social justice, environmental protection, fight against diseases like malaria, HIV, and others which develop as epidemics, supply of safe drinking water among other objectives may be mentioned.
In order to work with a project it is necessary to plan well in advance. A census of the population around which the project is to be developed is a must. Their individual and collective problems will have to be taken into account. Available resources, man- power, adequate technology, funds, time limits with in which the work has to be completed are all factors to be kept in mind. Suitable opportunities, training of the local population, allocation of funds are all part of the project.
Very few nations in the world maintain reliable statistical data on its own population. The tropical region with optimal environmental conditions houses 76% of the world population. The rest 24 % lives in temperate and Arctic regions. As far as the biodiversity is concerned about 80% of the world resources is available in the tropics.
The uncontrolled destruction of the natural habitats with a number of excuses, depletion of the forest wealth, soil erosion, silting of the rivers and lakes, production use and disposal of plastics in the environment, contamination of diverse kind extending over land water and air. Artificial lights and sounds, microwave radiation are all of concern to humanity. Some experts have found the population explosion as a major hurdle in the fight against hunger and poverty.
Modern civilization is a consumer- oriented model developed in industrialized countries to sell more and more with least interest in the item sold or its impact on the consumer. People in the rest of the world are following blindly this model as if a symbol of progress. The food and living habits developed in the temperate regions, when copied blindly do not fit into the tropical conditions. People are trying to enter the industrialized world legally or even illegally believing that such standard of living with food and life style is the best of its kind. That is the image projected by the media controlled by the economic interests. Side by side a modern technology has come up apparently to make things easier for the humanity, provided one pays for that.
About four centuries of scientific progress in
At this juncture I shall focus the attention on the world population. The trend seems to be far from population explosion to an implosion. The empty cradle syndrome discussed at
Few examples should be sufficient to prove the statement.
Industries may be out sourced to other countries where labor is cheap and abundant or raw material is easy. Elders at home require shelter, food, medicine and other amenities. With the limited space available for human activities all live under stress. Are we to copy this life style?
European Community has serious problems with its population. Old age on one side and few children born leaves a significant reduction in the population. By 2005
South American countries present high birth rate. Poverty and ill health, gender abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, are all common factors in any corner. About 7% population is rich enough to imitate the European or American life style. The remaining population mostly perched on the outskirts of cities cause social problems of diverse nature. Very few go to the agricultural sector. This may be due to the land -owners who live far away and do not permit cultivation by any body other than their kith, they too do not worry about the same. May be the population has forgotten the agricultural techniques after so many years away from the fields. The fields are abandoned and erosion has taken its share. For example in
The modern civilization has contributed with wide range of day- to- day articles like mobile phones, microwave cooking ranges, television sets with cathode tubes, computer monitors, hair driers, vacuum cleaners and similar ones. Every one of them causes health hazards but invisible and equally dangerous. The industrial production of highly dangerous agrochemicals and chemicals for domestic use their distribution and marketing continue at full swing to earn more profit to the industries. All the out sourcing income of any country may not be sufficient to treat the sick resulting from the radiation junk out of the obsolete computer hardware.
A significant trend has been officially recorded and that is terrifying. About sixty years ago one milliliter of human semen contained about 250 active sperms. Recently the count came down to 50 million with morphological abnormalities and sluggish sperms. When the count is less than 20 thousand there is every possibility that a man is infertile, condition known as oligospermy. Many cases are known to have no sperms at all, condition known as azoospermy. The prevailing food habits and living habits and the contamination of the soil, air and water may be responsible to produce such genetic changes in such a short time.
Experts on their part have maintained that the present sperm count is 50 million per milliliter. This is the only possible explanation they handle.
Substances known to produce mutations or changes at nuclear divisions or chromosomes are as follows:Caffeine, theine, theobromine, nicotine, cocaine, cannabinin, alcohols, CFCs, DDT, Dioxin, Gossypol, Cyclamides, Dieldrin, Steroids, Afltoxins,lindane, methyl mercury, Lead, Cadmium, and others
Acidification of the body fluids is the direct consequence of consumption of the following items: Eggs, cheese, chicken, meat of any kind, pork and its derivatives, fish and sea food (capable of accepting high amounts of methyl mercury in the food chain).
Refined sugar, cereals and flours, vegetable oils especially when they are hydrogenated, deep fried food, tomatoes, soy bean or its derivatives, chillies of all kinds and derivatives contribute to malnutrition, irritability and prone to many diseases.
All these contribute to genetically alter the human being. Are we prepared to accept this degradation in the near future? Experts on the matter should start thinking fast. Planning for the future should consider the genetic damage already taken place.
Change of life habits and food habits is the only alternative left for the humanity, if it wants to save itself.