World Hunger Research Paper

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World Hunger affects a significant amount of people all around the world. It is an issue that everyone should be aware of. The future is bright but there are lots of steps left to figuring out a way to end world hunger. From my research, my intention is to inform the reader about what is hunger, what are the causes, what are the effects of it, where does it mostly occur, and how can we end it. Someone who is severely hungry is someone who is incapable of accessing food on a consistent basis. According to The WTN Global Challenges Program Hunger Initiative, there are two types of malnourishment; protein-energy malnutrition and micronutrient deficiency. Malnourished bodies are debilitated by hunger. Everyday bodily functions such as…show more content…
According to Elizabeth Stoltz, the author of Top 5 Causes of Hunger, there are five main causes of world hunger. The first cause is war and conflict. Many communities are immersed in violence with homes being destroyed daily making it very difficult to have a stable food system. The second main cause of world hunger is weather and climate change. Natural disasters are unpredictable and basically, destroy farmland when they do occur. This farmland is the only source of food for most of these communities, and these communities are left with nothing after these natural disasters. The third main cause of world hunger is agricultural practices. Recently farmers have seen deforestation, desertification, soil erosion, and drought more often than in the past. These problems can easily destroy the arable land. The fourth main cause of world hunger is population growth. As the population increases, the demand for food does too. As the demand for food rises, the prices of it raise too, and it becomes too expensive for some communities. This leads into the last main cause of world hunger, which is poverty. Poverty leads to hunger simply because people cannot afford the food. As more money is spent on food, less money is available to spend on health care, savings, and education. Also, farmers in these communities do not have enough money to purchase necessary supplies to farms such as seeds, tools, and farming equipment. The effects of…show more content…
According to the WTN Global Challenges Program Hunger Initiative, 578 million people in Asia and the Pacific , 239 million in Sub-Saharan Africa, 53 million in Latin America and the Caribbean, 37 million in the Near East and North Africa, and 19 million in developed countries are affected by hunger. That equates to about one in every ten people being affected by hunger. According to Dr. Lindsey Shirley, the author of “A Practical Problem Approach to World Hunger: Universities Fighting World Hunger,” since the second half of the 1900s, there has been an increase of about 4 million people per year who do not have enough to eat. These numbers should not be increasing every year, and there should be a solution to stop it (Shirley

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