Question of the Day – Got Food?

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(Typical U.S. Farmers Market).

Question: How many hungry people are there in the world?

According to…

The U. N. Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that approximately 870 million people out of the 7.1 billion people in the world, (or one in eight people), suffered from chronic undernourishment between 2010-2012.

Almost all the hungry people, 852 million, live in developing nations, which represent fifteen percent of all the developing nations. There are sixteen million people undernourished in developed countries.

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Question: Does the world currently produce enough food for everyone on the planet?

According to…

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The world produces enough food to feed everyone. World agriculture produces 17 percent more calories per person today than it did 30 years ago, despite a seventy percent population increase.

This is enough to provide everyone in the world with at least 2,720 kilocalories (kcal) per person per day according to the most recent estimate that we could find, the main problem is that many people in the world do not have sufficient land to grow, or income to purchase, enough food.

Question: What is the main cause of hunger?

According to…

Poverty is the principal cause of hunger. As of 2008 (2005 statistics), the World Bank has estimated that there were an estimated 1,345 million poor people in developing countries who live on $1.25 a day or less.

This compares to the estimate of 1.02 billion undernourished people. Extreme poverty remains an alarming problem in the world’s developing regions.

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(Walmart in China).

Progress in poverty reduction has been concentrated in Asia, and especially, East Asia, with the major improvement occurring in China.

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(Poverty in Africa).

In Sub-Saharan Africa, the number of people in extreme poverty has increased.

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Harmful economic systems are the primary cause of poverty and hunger.

World notes that the principle underlying cause of poverty and hunger is the “ traditional operations” of the economic and political systems in the world.

Essentially control over resources and income is based on military, political and economic power that typically ends up in the hands of a minority, …

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(Typical operational Socialist, ..and/or, the Minority).

..who live well, while those at the bottom barely survive.

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Barack and Michelle partying

(To “our” Prosperity – Thank you).

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Question: Are Americans ahead of the game when it comes to the availability of food? 

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(Or in between).

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Final Question: Is America a leader in the quest to feed the world?

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In spite of America’s current (me) administration, Americans are among the most charitable folks on the planet, albeit with that said, (in my personal opinion) “our” government elite are every bit as indifferent to the plight of the hungry around the world as any nation on the planet.

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Truth forges understanding, I’ll be back tomorrow

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Crusader Rabbit…

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