Create this mental picture in your head: A World named Gazon that used to be full of life until the Sentient Gazons you created used up all the available resources and started eating each other. Only 20% of the original population has a Limited amount of resources and are NOT eating each other. How would those 20% stop the decreasing population? Disclaimer: The Cannibalism is caused by lack of any other type of food.
The Reason for Resource Exhaustion
A few years ago on the planet Varon, another species (Varons) made by the Godlike beings got jealous of the resources because their world was as barren as this planet is now... the Varon species declared war on the other planet and exhausted its resources, causing the two planets to basically swap places.
The Reason For Food Exhaustion
During the war, the soil got acidic because of a weapon that shot acid across the world to damage the production of weapons for the species.
- There is a blackmarket for seeds at expensive prices.
- There is also a lack of water.
- The soil is very acidic
Question: Without intervention by the now-dorment Gods, how can the remaining population stabilize their numbers?