Food causes satisfaction, gratification and sustenance however severe lack of food can cause anger, animosity, and in extreme causes violence and wars.
Ending world hunger is possible, in this day and age one of the most extraordinary and humiliating aspects of living in the modern world is hunger.
Men, women and children around the world are literally starving, with some modern day philosophers pondering the question, what will future generations remember us for?
Over 850 million of the worlds population are hungry, and I’m not talking just a bit peckish here, I am talking famished.
Let me say that figure again, 850 million, that is almost one in eight of the worlds population
Many of these 850 million are children, because of their extreme hunger at a young age, it can go on to leave a lifelong legacy of mental and physical impairments.
However famine is not due to a lack of food globally, far from it, in actual fact there is more then enough to go around, if we all make the right decisions.
Collectively we can all continue to feed the world despite rising population numbers and climate change.
Think how much food you personally waste, and I was one of the worst for it, I have now started taking food to my local food bank, because no longer is hunger an issue “just for third world countries”, it is happening all around us.
It is only when you open your eyes and your heart to it do you start to recognize that this global problem is just exactly that, global.
People are starving in what are considered to be modern “affluent” countries.
Some experts estimate that stopping the waste of food after harvest (due to poor storage for example or a badly thought out transport infrastructure) plus lessening the waste in our own kitchens, could free up half of all food grown. That would have a huge impact.
There are extreme levels of inequality within and between countries when it comes to food, we need to act on this now.
Hunger is both a cause and a symptom of poverty. We should all strive to end the inequality of food distribution, I truly believe that ending world hunger is feasible, and in doing such we can take steps to achieving peace in the world.
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