What Causes Hunger In America

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Every day an estimated 24,000 people die from hunger or hunger related causes. Three-fourths of these deaths are children under the age of five. One may wonder how this can be living in a country where it seems so much food is wasted every day. Food restaurants and grocery stores throw away food every night before closing. Many Americans waste food every day within their own homes. With so much “leftover” food in America, how is it that an estimated 800 million people around the world suffering from hunger and malnutrition? 800 million are starving in today 's world because in under developing countries, people can 't provide for their families, they don 't have the money, or resources to provide daily meals for their families. The world…show more content…
Poverty is a main cause because people living in poverty cannot afford nutritious food for themselves and their families. This makes them weak, unstable, and less able to earn the money that would help them escape poverty and hunger to feed their families. This is not just a day to day problem; when children are chronically malnourished, or “hungered”, it can affect their future income in their daily lives, and then condemning them to a life of poverty and hunger for a long time. Lack of agriculture plays a major role because many developing countries lack agriculture investment causing downfall in their economies, such as enough roads, warehouses and irrigation. The results are high transport costs, lack of storage facilities and unreliable water supplies. This all conspires to limit agricultural development and access to food. Weather and climate can take large tolls on societies and economies. Natural disasters such as tropical storms tornados, and earthquakes can wipe out all of a county 's supply in such one minute. Floods can tear through a farm fields and take out all major crops and make that whole county in a food storage just in one…show more content…
Asia is the continent with the most hungry people two thirds of the total. The percentage in southern Asia has fallen in recent years, but in West Asia it has increased slightly. Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest prevalence (percentage of population) of hunger. One person in four there is undernourished. This is caused by the lack of food and how much the country is covered in poverty. We need to come together as a nation and need to solve world hunger and food wastage in our world. We can solve this global issue by educating, volunteering, and donating. Hunger is all over the world, especially in Asia and Africa two large developing countries. Hunger is all over the world because people who are out in Africa, Asia, and mainly wherever suffering is there is a lack of food supply. The Problem in today 's society is all of us who have an endless supply of food is wasting it and is not thought to whom is in need. Educating is step one to solving this world problem. We all need to get involved and educate ourselves and understand what is going on in our world. When were all armed with knowledge, even just 3 or 4 of us, we can spread the world far and wide and be teachers. We can all come together and educate the world so we can all solve this
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