*** Warning: the following is a look at World hunger which some people may
disagree with, if you would look at non-partisan look at World hunger then keep
Hunger is an issue which many people think lies little importance. Im
going to give you a look at World Hunger as a Picture of Poverty, how it affects
Third World Nations, and How World Hunger is a disease that is plaguing our
"Food is more than a trade commodity," pleaded Sir John Boydorr in 1946.
"It is an essential to life." The first director-general of the new Food and
Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Boydorr fruitlessly proposed
plans for a World Food Board to protect nations and people from hunger in the
world market system. That market system does not distribute food on the basis of
nutritional need. This is one of the most troubling and complex realities of
the world hunger problem. During recent famines in Ethiopia, in another example
of the workings of the marketplace, foreign food aid begins trucked to famine
areas from ships at the docks passed food leaving the famine areas on other
vehicles. Merchants were taking food from famine areas to parts of the country
where there was no famine. World Hunger and poverty can be seen in many ways.
But first lets establish a solid definition of poverty : Poverty is a state in
which the ability of individuals or groups to use power to bring about good for
themselves, their families, and their community is weakened or blocked. When
someone lacks food, this is referred to as material poverty. This sort of
poverty can hurt people in many ways, it can hurts people's self esteem and it
can also hurt their outlook on life. Lets say you come home from work to see
your family, instead of seeing a family which is happy because it has a roof
over its head you come home to see that your children don't have enough food on
the table to keep them properly nourished. This hurts familys and tears some of
them apart.... [continues]
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