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The Swinging Pendulum of Population Policy in Iran

By Janet Larsen The high cost of living and limited economic opportunities in Iran are a boon to birth control, as couples take steps to keep their families small. But the Iranian Parliament has recently debated punishing people who promote … Continue reading

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Can We Prevent A Food Breakdown?

By Lester R. Brown As food supplies have tightened, a new geopolitics of food has emerged—a world in which the global competition for land and water is intensifying and each country is fending for itself. We cannot claim that we … Continue reading

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Full Planet, Empty Plates: Chapter 2. The Ecology of Population Growth

By Lester R. Brown Throughout most of human existence, population growth has been so slow as to be imperceptible within a single generation. Reaching a global population of 1 billion in 1804 required the entire time since modern humans appeared … Continue reading

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