From Aristotle to Gandhi, hunger has been talked about by all the thinkers and philosophical beings of every era. In the light of the terrible results that hunger brings into the lives of the hunger-victims, Ghandhi states the intensity of hunger and poverty in such words that hunger brings blindness to the mind of the sufferer to such a level that he can think or pay heed to nothing else, but food. He says that it is pointless to talk about religion to a man, whose body has become weak, by continuous hunger and starvation. Samuel Johnson describes hunger, as an agent, that isolates an individual from others. Hunger, according to him, is such an experience that can only be understood by those who suffer from poverty.
Hunger is the sensation of desiring food. Hunger refers to people suffering from food insufficiency. Hunger is a big problem but can be solved. In the South Africa, many people die every year due to hunger. The percentage of hunger in South Africa is very high, and this problem is not solved till now.
The overconsumption of carbohydrates like grains and potatoes that break down into sugar in the body also can cause these health issues. Many people are quick to point fingers at eating meat for these health problems, but there are other reasons for health problems of this such. Meat is constantly blamed for Western diseases when these diseases are new, but meat is an old food. As stated by Kris Gunnars in his article, “Humans and pre-humans have been eating meat for millions of years (19). Blaming an old food for new health problems makes absolutely no sense” (Gunnars).
He continues to say that over the past few decades, numerous outbreaks of E Coli suggest beef is not completely safe to eat. Schlosser also adds that the way cattle are raised, then slaughtered and finally processed make it ideal for an outspread of E Coli to happen. Cattle typically eats grass and grains but due to rising grain prices, farmers change what they eat and result in feeding cattle, remains of other animals, including their waste. This all demonstrates how unsanitary the food in fast food restaurants are and the terrible quality of food served to you. The worst part is how the industry targets children to get them hooked on the food at an early
Reason #1: The relation between food cravings and stress. - Stress can have a powerful effect on your appetite and food cravings. Stress affects how you absorb nutrients, the way your body chooses healthy foods and how you digest those foods. For a number of people, food becomes a mechanism for coping with stress. Reason #2: One can eat food at random hours due to stress.
Kajoli, the protagonist is not only compelled to leave her house, but hunger makes her think of selling off her body for the sake of bread. The reason behind this hideous famine is in the form of few hoarders and profiteers who began storing rice Inflation invaded in hosting the ghost of terrible hunger. The hunger, which was the outcome of starvation, ate away more than two million lives. The battle of man against hunger presented two different sorts of picture, the one where man is at his noblest, and the other where man is at his worst, fighting dogs over the matter of left-over garbage
Progress and improvement in human development invariably promotes success in food security (Conceicao, Fuentes-Nieva, Horn-Phathanothai, & Ngororano, 2011). Sen (1982) showed that extensive hunger occurred when certain groups could not purchase food, either because of a spike in prices or a fall in wages or both. The achievement of food security requires governments to address both food supply and demand, such as avoiding failures in: production, trade and response (Devereux, 2009). Causes of Food crisis A combination of factors has caused the food crisis during the second half of the 20th century, in Africa, however, all the crisis stemmed from failed harvests due weather extremes. The climatic challenge is exaxerbated by inadequate infrastructure, lack of mechanization, and constraints in access to credit, insurance, and agricultural markets (Conceicao, et al., 2011).
IN 1986 World bank report “ Poverty and Hunger” introduced concepts of Chronic food insecurity and Transitory food insecurity. Chronic food insecurity deals with problems of continuity or in other words structural poverty, low income and deprivation. Transitory food insecurity is about temporary and short term shocks like natural disasters, conflict etc. It is relatively unpredictable and can emerge suddenly. In 1990’s shift happened from individual to global level terms like food safety, nutritional balance, socially or culturally determined food preferences became the focus (Maxwell S. ).
Thus the needs of hunger, thirst, sex, temperature regulation and rest occupy the lowest step in the ladder. According to Maslow, when these physiological needs are deprived for a long period, all other needs fail to appear. We must eat to live. The bio-chemical processes which sustain life get their energy and chemical substances from food. Food deprivation results in contractions in the stomach which are felt by the individual as hunger pangs.
There is an imperative need to initiate corrective measures and actions to minimise food waste problem by implementing and implementing standard management practices. 1.2 Uneven distribution of food Every 4 seconds a human in Asian and African counties die from starvation. Conversely at the same moment loads of people,in more developed western countries, die from health disorders caused due obesity. Two extreme causes of shortened lifespan, yet both as equally prevalent in global populations. It is surprising to think that these extremes are a common occurrence in this day and age; unfortunately it is highlights the unjust global issue of unequal food distribution.