Not really. World Death Rate Holding Steady At 100 Percent While meant to be a joke, there are a lot of uncomfortable truths in that article. I remember seeing estimates that if global transportation of food were interrupted for 1 year, 1/3 of the population of the planet would starve in a year. That included local attempts to feed others, and those resorting to "drastic" measures to live. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!