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    Posted October 24, 2011 by
    VeronicaLon
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    San Juan City, Philippines
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    How much is 7 billion?

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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     VeronicaLon shot and edited this video on Monday, October 25. She writes, 'I decided to represent the population with rice because like so many individuals, in different parts of the world, bits of it cascade in transit and are ignored (like the fallen and impoverished), sacks hoarded then sold (slavery) and spoonfuls thrown away from kitchens to bins (abuse).'
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    The moment I thought about 7 billion people, sustenance was the first thing that entered my mind. Right now, we hear problems concerning food scarcity in different parts of the world and although there are organizations and people who are helping, it doesn't seem to be enough.

     

    If only that part of the population, the adults, learned how to care, be responsible and inculcate the same to the other fraction, the children, then we would have known the consequences.

     

    But we can put it this way, now that we are 7 billion in this world, that means there is a greater chance for hope. There will be a greater opportunity for care, responsibility & education to abound

     

    Every bit, birth, being, breath, beginning, battle and belief matters - 7B.

     

    The world's population keeps on growing. The United Nations estimates we will reach 7 billion people on earth by around October 31, 2011.

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