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[-] morrowind@lemmy.ml 76 points 1 month ago

You may be overestimating other species

[-] EmoDuck@sh.itjust.works 20 points 1 month ago

Ants were doing war and slavery loooong before humans even came around

[-] HiddenLychee@lemmy.world 2 points 1 month ago
[-] other_cat@lemmy.world 6 points 1 month ago

They do! Kurzesgast has a few videos about ants and one of them looks at a slaver ant!

[-] r0ertel@lemmy.world 50 points 1 month ago

I read a paper a few years ago that basically said that food insecurity is not a problem with production, but is instead a problem with distribution. The USA throws away enough food to feed another good sized country. I don't know the exact nature of the distribution problem and whether it's a problem of resources or something else, like s political problem.

[-] afraid_of_zombies@lemmy.world 16 points 1 month ago

Sure it makes sense. You got some dairy making way too much milk, how are you going to get it around the world? The fuel spent is worth a lot more than you would get for selling it. Plus it has to be kept cold. That's why all the cheap food we eat is made pretty close by and if you are getting something imported chances are it costs more. And that doesn't even get into what if the place is unstable which would add more costs.

The shit thing is the very people who need food the most are the ones who can't afford it.

So yeah the food is there but getting it where it needs to be is the tricky part.

[-] BraveSirZaphod@kbin.social 13 points 1 month ago

The biggest issue involves the logistics on the ground, and in places with extremely high food insecurity, there tends to be little to no legitimate government, and so getting anything done involves dealing with local gangs and warlords. It doesn't matter how much money you have if every shipment you send will just be stolen at gunpoint and sold to fund the local thug's next golden toilet. This is not a problem that can really be solved by throwing money at it.

[-] AdamEatsAss@lemmy.world 4 points 1 month ago

... You could fund your own local gang to take over and do your bidding.

[-] Justas@sh.itjust.works 4 points 1 month ago

CIA tried doing that, it didn't go too well. Probably just a skill issue I'm sure

[-] BraveSirZaphod@kbin.social 2 points 1 month ago

That's proven to be both unpopular and often having unintended side effects.

[-] Revan343@lemmy.ca 1 points 1 month ago

This is not a problem that can really be solved by throwing money at it.

You've never heard of mercenaries?

[-] intensely_human@lemm.ee 8 points 1 month ago

The distribution problem in 100% of famines is that some government somewhere cracks down on the free transfer of food. They either physically stop food from moving, or they provide huge financial incentives for moving food outside the famine area.

[-] possiblylinux127@lemmy.zip 2 points 1 month ago

Many grocery stores give expired food to charity. You will often see a Walmart truck making deliveries to the Homeless shelter

[-] r0ertel@lemmy.world 1 points 1 month ago

This is a great thing. I didnt know that Walmart was doing it, I have only heard of local grocers in Europe doing this.

[-] possiblylinux127@lemmy.zip 1 points 1 month ago

I know right? We may not be able to get them off the streets but we can at least keep them fed.

[-] thezeesystem@lemmy.world 27 points 1 month ago

Remember, food insecurity Is a feature of capatilism and is designed to make people compliant, can't revolt if they can't eat.

[-] HiddenLychee@lemmy.world 21 points 1 month ago

Well, it's a feature of violent power structure, which shows up in more than just capitalist cultures.

[-] masquenox@lemmy.world -3 points 1 month ago

You are not wrong, but capitalism is the most violent power structures to ever exist - even a fascist will reject the idea of infinite consumption in a finite universe.

[-] Justas@sh.itjust.works 3 points 1 month ago

I would reply to this comment, but my corporate overlords decided to send my nation to Siberia and replace us with Russian settlers. /s

[-] Carvex@lemmy.world 21 points 1 month ago

I can't wait to see at what the rate per kwH unlimited fusion power is going to be sold to us.

[-] deegeese@sopuli.xyz 18 points 1 month ago

Just like solar power, the "fuel" is unlimited, but the hardware is not free.

[-] KazuyaDarklight@lemmy.world 11 points 1 month ago

Don't get me wrong, undue profits WILL be made, but at the same time it's not really free either. Gotta pay for parts/equipment and the people maintaining the reactor and infrastructure.

[-] deegeese@sopuli.xyz 21 points 1 month ago

You haven’t met the crows in my neighborhood.

[-] SchmidtGenetics@lemmy.world 21 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Most other mammals destroy their offspring if there’s a risk and there a chance of survival for themselves or a smaller amount of offspring.

They can always mate again, that baby is gonna be dead before it has the chance.

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[-] spittingimage@lemmy.world 11 points 1 month ago

I dunno. I think that not having to worry about having enough would change how people feel about resources. If it's always going to be there, it just... doesn't matter.

[-] Uninformed_Tyler@lemmy.world 8 points 1 month ago

How does OP define unlimited? There's hella diamonds but their release is controlled by a cartel inflating their value. Not unlimited surely but also not equally accessible so the price can be manipulated.

One could argue we currently live in a universe with virtually unlimited resources. It's accessibility that is the issue.

[-] brygphilomena@lemmy.world 3 points 1 month ago

I'm imagining replicator technology like Star Trek.

[-] NoIWontPickAName@kbin.earth 2 points 1 month ago

Also, since we’re talking about horrible companies, Nestlé killed a bunch of babies so…

[-] MxM111@kbin.social 7 points 1 month ago

Every spices would do that.

[-] teegus@sh.itjust.works 6 points 1 month ago
[-] abbadon420@lemm.ee 2 points 1 month ago

Especially oregano! Bunch of cunts, they are.

[-] MxM111@kbin.social 2 points 1 month ago

Especially origami.

[-] Akasazh@feddit.nl 1 points 1 month ago

Only the sage refuse

[-] NoIWontPickAName@kbin.earth 6 points 1 month ago
[-] Entropywins@kbin.social 4 points 1 month ago

My thoughts exactly. We willingly and enthusiastically harm and kill our fellow man in the name of convenience and/or profit.

[-] TimewornTraveler@lemm.ee 4 points 1 month ago

we dont have unlimited resources so grammatically the subjunctive tense is appropriate here

[-] FunkyMonk@kbin.social 2 points 1 month ago

I would hope the need to feed the ego as a provider would overhwelm the need for ego as the denier. That or ego just goes out of the equation if apes had unlimited access to unlimited ressources.

[-] blazeknave@lemmy.world 1 points 1 month ago
[-] slumberlust@lemmy.world 1 points 1 month ago

Halfway through as we speak!

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