Hunger

 

We’ve got some serious problems facing the world.  Some how we need to make an evolutionary advance & start looking at these problems realistically & find real solutions instead of greedy self-serving political blabber.  It’s more than petty religious squabbles or border lines.

 

updated 3:54 p.m. PT, Tues., April. 22, 2008

LONDON – Ration cards. Genetically modified crops. The end of pile-it-high, sell-it-cheap supermarkets.

These possible solutions to the first global food crisis since World War II — which the World Food Program says already threatens 20 million of the poorest children — are complex and controversial. And they may not even solve the problem as demand continues to soar.

A "silent tsunami" of hunger is sweeping the world’s most desperate nations, said Josette Sheeran, the WFP’s executive director, speaking Tuesday at a London summit on the crisis.

The skyrocketing cost of food staples, stoked by rising fuel prices, unpredictable weather and demand from India and China, has already sparked sometimes violent protests across the Caribbean, Africa and Asia.

The price of rice has more than doubled in the last five weeks, she said. The World Bank estimates food prices have risen by 83 percent in three years.”

 

Read the whole article here http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24262084/

 

See Josette Sheeran in action – Josette Sheeran, executive director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), for a discussion on the new humanitarian challenges in the 21st century. Climate change, natural disasters, demographic trends, and soaring food prices all underpin mounting global food insecurity challenges. Sheeran discussed the "new face of hunger," its root causes, implications for malnutrition and stability, and the way forward.
Watch the video | Listen | Smart Power

Here’s a place you can put your money where your mouth is – http://www.friendsofwfp.org/

 

 

 

 

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