HumanityThe term humanity, comes from a Latin word related to the nature of mankind. It can also serve to mention the set of human beings that inhabit the planet.

That said, we can say that the concept can refer to both to an attitude or to the characteristics of an individual that it belongs to this species; as well as gather all the individuals that are part of life on the planet LandIn the latter case, it is used to carry out statistics or raise problems of a universal nature.

It is worth mentioning that it is estimated that there are more than 6,783,813,000 inhabitants on the planet. The statistics of the 20th century show that, between 1950-2000, humanity grew 130%, more than double than in the period 1900-1950.

Regarding attitude. The weakness of the human being, the compassion in the face of the misfortunes of others and affability are other characteristics that receive the name of humanity, as they are considered as belonging to the human race: “I should sell the car and donate the money, it is a question of humanity in the face of so much poverty”, “I wish politicians would show greater humanity so they don’t steal public money”.

However, there are other significant variants of the concept. It can be used to refer to the Body of a person, to their anatomy: “The model decided to take off her clothes and showed all her humanity in front of the photographers”, “The ball was traveling at almost 200 kilometers per hour when it hit the humanity of the player, who fell flat and began to scream in pain”.

It also serves to name those disciplines that lack scientific rigor but for which there is a certain structure of study and management. Thus, they are known as humanities those linked to culture and human knowledge. Unlike the social sciences, the humanities do not claim to create general postulates or universal laws. The art and letters are part of the humanities.

The famine of mankind

One of the main problems of humanity is hunger in the world. Due to the undaunted advance of poverty and the lack of resources that exist in certain corners of the planet, millions of people die every day victims of diseases, malnutrition and other problems.

HumanityAs indicated by the FAO in its latest research, there are about 840 million undernourished people, which would mean 14% of the human population. Unfortunately, solutions have been proposed that could contribute to a decrease in this index, however, not much progress has been made. Although the solution to these problems lies in the true understanding of our species in matter of ethics and social justice.

Among the possible solutions to world hunger, an absolutely feasible one is to turn our diet towards a vegetarian one. This is essential if you take into account that to produce only half a kilo of consumable meat you need 8 kilos of grains and that in most countries more than 70% of agricultural production is used for the meat and meat industry. 50% of the water.

The existing problem is not the lack of land, since with the one currently used it could be produce food for a population of 8 to 10 billion of people, but to the terrible distribution that is made of it. Which is closely related to abuse of power and corruption.

As a recent study on this problem has shown, the world should create five billion vegans in the coming decades, or otherwise, triple the number of factory farms but without making use of more land.