Many people in the world are starving. Basically we have enough food to everybody in the world, but it’s still many people that starving. It’s important to do something with this problem. So what can we do, to help other people that have to little food? We rich have very much food and we throw away around 5 bags in the week and we throw away much food. We should be better buy the food we need and not much more, then we eat and then we throw it away.
So in my opinion, rich countries like Norway have to give more food to the poor. And a other way to get more food to the food is to give money. If everybody in Norway, and among rich in the world give little to organisations like reddbarna (a Norway organisations that help poor), then it can help many people.
In many ways, it’s very unfair that we rich have so much more of food and other things and people that are poor. So if people can throw away lesser food, then we can give more food to the poor and it will stop some of the poverty problem in the world.
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Hi everybody! I live in the US and this Carbon Footprint Challenge made me more aware of my impact on our awesome world that we live in. Specifically, one of the best things ever: FOOD. Whether it is a juicy steak, a scrumptious hamburger, or some greasy bacon, meat is so desirable for most of us. It is also very difficult imagining a meal without meat… Although meats contain essential nutrients it is also very important to not consume so much. That is why I came up with a cool idea to plan a “Veggie Dinner” once a week or so with your family/friends. This can turn into a fun event, where there could be a competition on who cooks the most delicious Veggie Meal. Also, you can find endless recipes online for Vegetarian meals. Just an idea that some of you conscious consumers might want to consider :)
Locally Grown Food vs. Imported Food:
Most people don’t think twice about where their food comes from. They think, “Well, I bought it at the grocery store, so it must be local.” In reality, it’s the complete opposite. Grocery stores are buying food from not only around the United States, but around the world and having it imported, instead of buying it from local farmers. A study showed that in California alone the impact of imported foods, not only was bad for the environment, but humans too. It stated that approximately 950 cases of asthma and 37 premature deaths could have been attributed to the worsened air quality by the shipment of food. The harmful air that it produced was 45 time greater than that of local or regional grown California food. Scientist also say that changing your diet to include more vegetables and less dairy and red meats will also help lower the carbon footprint emitted because of the less distance the food has to travel to get to your plate. Next time you eat, think of how long and what journey your food had to take to get there. Did it come from Brazil or from a local farm 15 minutes away?
Here is an article with two studies and some more information on imported foods bad impact on the environment and carbon footprint: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2011/12/06/382608/local-versus-non-local-food/
The culture of organic food is to be carried out because it is very beneficial to human life even if the costs are quite high. There should be agricultural policies that prevent the use of certain pesticides and harmful treatments to humans not only to animals.
hello! My name is Eleanora, i’ve 17 years old and I live in the north of Italy. World hunger is a serious problem, many people in the past have moved to solve it but the success rate was very low because people do not have the food to be able to survive are many. The difference between one and the other part of the world is really great because in underdeveloped countries or continents, the percentage of daily food is very low while in developed countries such as Europe and the food is really this cause, in some cases, even the problem of excess food, thus obesity.
The problem of food is very common in underdeveloped countries with small but especially in developed countries the problem is the amount of food that is thrown away, but also the quality of food is important. In my country, the quality of food is great because everyone grows fruit and vegetables without treatment. I grow fruit and vegetables without treatments and genuine mainly because the products are not imported and do not make me thousands of kilometers.For the quality of food is important at times we are not aware of eating and shoddy products by paying a high price.
From what I have read and learned, the food problem does not center around that fact that we don’t grow enough food, but rather we have a problem distributing it. It’s true that most of the arable land in the world is already in production, so simply growing more food is not really an option. The problem is getting the food from where it is grown to where people most need it. Not everyone lives in an area that is suitable for growing food, and unfortunately many of these places (such as Africa) are unable to afford the not only monetary demands of transporting food. Simply donating foods to these places is not a sustainable option. There has to be another way.
Another troubling thing is the amount of hungry people in the US! Being an industrialized and regarded as fairly wealthy country, it is hard to fathom how many people in the US still report hunger. What’s up with that? Food is one of the most basic human needs. This is an issue that we, as the most advanced species thus far, should be able to conquer.
Hello everyone.My name is Iva and I am from Croatia.I have always wondered why is there so much hunger in the world.I found out that in the world there are 870 million hungry people.I was shocked.One out of every eight people is going hungry and one in three children is underweight.It is so sad.We need to do something about it.Every year,out English teacher and pupils bake muffins to collect money.It is a good idea and you should do it.I decided to help people who are in need so almost every day I go shopping and buy food for them.I hope that I will be able to do something more for hungry people in the future.
Hello, I’m Jacklin and I am in 6th grade. I believe that people should try to help other people who are starving. Some people say, “Oh,they’re starving. I don’t care.” But those people don’t know what it feels like! Instead of taking leftover foods that you aren’t sure if you really want to eat, give it to somebody that is starving on the streets. Mind as well give it, than waste it.