Sunday, March 22, 2015

Fact of the Day: Hungry World

While many countries make enough food for everyone in the world, roughly a 9th of the world's population do not have enough to eat. About twice as many don't have clean water either. 

23 comments:

  1. That is just plain sad to me. We are all SO spoiled and blessed.

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  2. And it's shocking how much food is wasted in our country as well.

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  3. It is horrible, the rich takes it all.

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  4. That is one sad fact about the our world. :(

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  5. My father is a farmer and he always says that hungry exists because gobernments want to because if they allow farmers to grow all they can , this problem would end. It is a question of politics.Kisses :)

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  6. Rich have Ten Thousand dollar plate dinners though. that makes up for it? Right? Pffft

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  7. It is good to keep this in mind.

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  8. Isn't that the saddest thing? I can't imagine living with hunger daily. Back in the day when I worked at Purdue, one of the professors was working to develop a corn-like product that could be grown in areas of the world that had difficult growing conditions. He was very passionate about it. I admired him greatly.

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  9. In the wealthy countries, every one of us is Marie Antoinette.

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  10. And then there is soooo much food thrown away, every day, in private households as well as supermarkets!
    It's a shame.

    -Kati

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  11. It's such a shame because there's so much waste here. We were at a restaurant recently when they told us they make up these foil meals every day and get rid of what they don't sell. I asked why they don't donate it and said they used to, then someone at a shelter sued, saying they got food poisoning, so now the restaurant chain has to throw it away. Apparently there are organizations in some cities that go around to restaurants and collect unused food and take the liability on themselves.

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  12. I have such respect for food (especially since I often experienced hunger throughout my youth) and always get sick watching all those stupid competitions in which idiots compete who will eat more burgers or whatever while some kids starve around the world :(

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    1. Thank God for a sensible reply! Those food gobbling shows are disgusting!
      Colin
      Australia

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    2. Me too, Dezzy! I remember pulling out a can of green beans or peas to eat for lunch a time or two when I was little. It always makes me sick to throw out food now, after not having much as a child.

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  13. That's true and it's sad as hell.

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  14. Very very sad :-(

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  15. Have you ever seen the book, "What The World Eats" by Peter Menzel? On each page is a picture of a family and what they eat. About 30 countries are represented.

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  16. And climate change isn't going to make it any easier to feed all of the earth's people.

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  17. It's so sad thing about our world.

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  18. We donate to help bring clean water to those that don't have it.

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