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malthusian theory

  • n  Malthus' theory that population increase would outpace increases in the means of subsistence
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  • Crop Yields
    According to the Malthusian theory of population, population increases in a geometrical ratio, whereas food supply increases in an arithmetic ratio. He was wrong because technology pushed improvements in yield at a far faster pace than population could grow. Still the idea is simple: There is only so much food that can be produced and if population grows then some one will starve Crop yields ...
    June 20, 2013 - Environmental News Network

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