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Article: We Can End Hunger: 10 Ways to Feed the World
This article, from The Huffington Post, talks about the global food crisis and what we can do about it. The author gives us 10 new approaches to what she says are permanent solutions to this widespread, and dire, issue.
“We can end hunger in our generation. As the leader of the World Food Program, I seek to inspire a new generation of hunger advocates. But first, the view from the frontlines of hunger.
There are 925 million hungry people in the world today. Most of them are women and children; women who go to sleep each night not knowing how they will feed their hungry children the next day.
My personal awakening of the devastating power of hunger happened in 1986. I was feeding my newly-born first child and on TV, saw an Ethiopian mother with a child the same age as my own crying out weakly for food. The mother had no milk in her breasts and she had no food for herself. There can't be anything more painful than not being able to answer your own child's call for food.
What struck me at the time was that there was enough food in the world. During the food crisis in 2008, there was enough food for everyone yet a silent tsunami threw more than 115 million into abject hunger…”