After being under fire for increased deforestation of the Amazon rainforest, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro suggested in a news report that people eat and defecate less to assist in the world’s environmental problems, according to Yahoo News. “It’s enough to eat a little less. You talk about environmental pollution. It’s enough to poop every other day. That would be better for the whole world,” stated Bolsonaro.
Rather than focusing attention on the environmental issues and how they might affect the Amazon, Bolsonaro pressed the media to address the increase of the world’s population. “When you see how the world’s population is increasing by 70 million a year, you need a family planning policy,” said Bolsonaro. “Don’t make me go further, otherwise Folha de S. Paolo will run a headline saying I favor birth control,” he continued.