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I’ve seen today that a lot of people seem to not care what food their eating and where it comes from. I usually eat organic things because it’s whats in my house and it’s grown locally and it’s a pretty reliable source. I belive the biggest factor in people eating unhealthily and other foods not necissarily the best for you is because it’s what is cheap and affordable for many people and has a good taste to many people. But I hope that it’ll change for local farmers and organic will become more popular.
I joined this discussion, because I think, that hunger is one of the most important issues this days. My carbon footprint for food wasn’t so high, but it could be lower, because I’m not a vegetarian and I don’t eat organic food. I was reading all posts you’ve written and I agree with almost everything you wrote. For example food fights, I have never even imagin, that this is really a problem. All the food that is wasted there, could be send to some poorer countries (Africa). Every time I see those litlle children, who are hungry and probablly sick, I get tears in my eyes. I just wish that someone could really help them, for a better life. I don’t agree with the post, where it writes, that some Americans eat unhealthy food because they don’t have enough money to eat healthy. I think they just don’t have enough time and they go to fast food restaurants.
Hello, I have joined this discussion because I think that most people are either not aware of the problem of starvation and the lack of food in certain parts of the world or that, even if they are informed about it, they don’t care enough and simply let thousands and thousands of malnourished and hungry children die in front of our eyes.
I am aware of the problem and to me it is both amazing and terribly sad that some people have too much and some don’t have almost anything.
Open your hearts, watch these two videos, and tell me - is this normal? I don’t think so. It’s shocking. We need to help these people, especially kids, who live in terrible conditions. We must do our best and try to help them survive and enjoy in every second of their life. They have much bigger problems than we have. Our problems versus theirs are zero, nothing. Our parents are alive, we live decent lives in nice flats and family houses, our schools are clean and warm, there is always dinner waiting for us on the table when we return home after having played some sports with our friends, we have mobile phones, access to the Internet, we spend our summer holidays at the seaside and they, obviously – have nothing at all. They seem to be completely helpless.
I think that we should unite, help them get enough food and money to get educated, find a job and live a decent life! I expect your comments :)
I would like to share this video with you all. It’s about how we have 1 billion hungry people in the world and also 1 billion overweight people. The woman talking, Ellen Gustafson, talks about her new project that she calls the 30th project, that shows her solution to this food problem.
It’s really good, watch it here:
Facing the Food and Water Challenges of the Future -
Extreme weather due to climate change is already affecting agricultural yields and food security around the world. In 2010, wheat prices soared in response to the shrinking of Russia’s wheat harvest after a drought and the country’s subsequent ban on wheat exports.
By December 2010, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N.’s Food Price Index had surpassed its 2008 peak; 2011’s food prices were the highest ever recorded. The rising price of food is one reason why there are one billion hungry people in the world.
Interesting insight from State of the Planet…