NSES Content Standard F 
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Population growth 
Grades 9-12, page 198 

Populations can reach the limits to growth. Carrying capacity is the maximum number of individuals that can be supported in a given environment. The limitation is not the availability of space, but the number of people in relation to resources and the capacity of earth systems to support human beings. Changes in technology can cause significant changes, either positive or negative, in carrying capacity. 

Benchmark 6A The Human Organism: Human Identity
Grades 6-8, page 130
Technologies having to do with food production, sanitation, and disease prevention have dramatically changed how people live and work and have resulted in rapid increases in the human population.