Surely without the help of the Government the lower class of America will only grow into instability and fall, which only gives us more incentive to help stop hunger in america. To understand why we need funding for food banks we have to know what they are and why their essential. By definition “A food bank is a nonprofit hunger relief organization that receives food donations that are stored away safely then distributed to the disadvantaged. Food banks are found in most communities and rely on donors and volunteers to carry out day-to-day operations. A food bank’s sole purpose is to help the hungry.”(what) On a more complex level a food bank is what people need to live and keeps their families barely sustainable until the time they can receive more food just to keep living from the next shipment of food to the next because without it the family would surely live a rigid lifestyle.
Still today, over 40% of people living in sub-Saharan Africa live in absolute poverty. In order to solve the issue concerning poverty and hunger in the following parts of the continent, it is best to fight astute malnutrition in specialized centers that helps bring children back from the rim of starving to death, provide nourishment to millions of kids in the rack of famine and hunger crises, prevent malnutrition through large scale feeding programs, help parents feed the children through farming and small business investments. There are also some organizations set up in Africa in order to help reduce the small children from starvation and diseases, such as Dan Church Aid who has been working in Africa since 1960’s. Today they are active in Angola, Sudan, Uganda, Zambia and the democratic republic of Congo. Their main work focuses on Fighting hunger and poverty, fighting HIV and AIDS, democratization, women rights and Humanitarian mine action.
Dear students, thank you for coming to listen. First of all, food waste is a serious problem in Malaysia and is listed third on the world ranking. Did you know that a child dies every 5 seconds as a result of hunger? This might not be a paramount issue for you and me, however that is because we are fortunate enough to have a vast array of food to choose from. Believe it or not, because of this privilege, all of us could have possible contributed to food waste and it is therefore our civil responsibility to do whatever we can to help and ameliorate the lives of those affected by starvation.
Is the production of GM foods a solution to the food crisis or a disaster in the making? Genetic modified foods are organisms that have been altered, they have new genes added to them from other organisms with the main aim being to increase the crop yield and to improve the notorious value. GMOs are seen as a way to the end the world hunger crisis. However, due to the many concerns and disadvantages with GMOs many people are against the idea of them. People are strongly opposed to GMOs as they feel that they are unhealthy, unsafe to eat and also because of their long list of disadvantages.
One of the examples of “the tragedy of the commons” is the food bank which is an international depository of food reserves where people give money to feed the hungry people. Hardin claims that giving money to food banks will keep the hunger cycle going over and over because the population in the poor countries increase by 2.5 percent while the rich ones increase by 0.8 only, so as they grow more the need more food, the author states that in the long run it will increase the need rather than decrease it. Hardin then uses the counter argument to convince the audience by stating that the world food bank appeals powerfully to our humanitarian impulses, and some people defended that food for peace program. Hardin replies that defenders rarely mentioned its importance to any special interest but only on its humanitarian effects, and we should not be strictly against a humanitarian program but we must ask if its benefits do more than harm. Hardin explained his viewpoints stating facts about how defenders benefit from the food banks.
For example, “The agriculture department estimated in 1999 that twelve million children were hungry or at risk of going hungry.” Many of these facts try and shock the reader with the result, “in 2000 requests for food assistance from families increased almost 20 percent” facts like these are what helps to persuade the reader. Anna also goes on to provide information from real people, not based on numbers. She talks about how socially, “The humiliations attached to being poor in a prosperous nation, not being able to feed your kids is at the top of the list” in an attempt to draw empathy out from the reader. She also talks of how some “parents who go hungry themselves so their kids can eat” which again is a very persuasive quote. Overall Anna quindlen’s essay talks greatly about how kids who aren’t supplied free school lunch can actually go starving.
As we can see from the above map provided by the WFP, most countries with the highest hunger rates lie in the continent of Africa. This also corresponds to the lack of food availability in the area due to inhospitable climate, regional conflict, and natural barriers such as pests, among others. However, it is mistaken to assume that hunger lies only in Africa; as previously mentioned, there is actually more of the hungry in Asia than in Africa, this holding true due to the fact that around half of the world’s population is concentrated in Asia. This is shown in the following chart prepared by the FAO. As previously mentioned, development is often quantified through two main measures, the Human Development Index and the Gini coefficient.
As we concerned, our food production involve many participants in food supply chain. The food supply chain begin with the collection of raw material, then processing the raw material, packaging the product, transporting the product to consumer then the product on the shelves of supermarket. Stuart (2012) in his talk share about how many oranges, bananas and potatoes wasted during the raw material collection because those fruits and vegetables did not fulfill the manufacturer and supermarket requirements and it leads to land pollution. This situation actually a good thing for the manufacturer image and consumer satisfaction but we forget about the amount of trees had been cut down for the farm and the amount of water consumed to grow the plant. This problem lead to worse environmental problem because Food Agriculture Organization (2013) state in their report, food wastage is responsible for increasing 3.3 billion tones greenhouse gases to the earth’s atmosphere and if food wastage is a country, food wastage is the third top emitter for carbon dioxide gas (CO2) after USA and China.
The conditions they live in are horrible and everyone should do what they can to help end poverty and world hunger. People around the world go hungry everyday, but it’s not a normal hungry. 795,000,000 people don’t have enough food to live a healthy life (http://www.foodaidfoundation.org/world-hunger-statistics.html ). This is men, women, and children near you. Imagine not being able to provide food for your children!
If we don’t receive the money that we need in the next few months, I would say about 125,000 little girls and boys will die. We’ve been able to avert famine, but we know three things that are happening. We know that people are dying. We know that people are wasting. And we know that children are stunting… they’re smaller, the brains are smaller, the body’s smaller because they’re not getting the food or the nutrition they need.” Beasley addresses the major issues and discusses the fact that, without money, the prevention of famine will remain at a standstill and Yemen will be engulfed by hunger.