In the 10.9 million child deaths each year, poor nutrition plays a role in at least half (World Hunger, 2014). Do something estimated that in 2010, 7.6 million children died from hunger. That is over 20,000 kids a day. Not only is malnourishment harmful to children, but also to pregnant women. Over 17 million children every year are born under nourished.
TaMia Artis Mrs. O'Sullivan English II Date Idk World Hunger How many people have ever thought of what it is like not have food? Hunger is a big issue that should be addressed because of food dumping, over population, and increased poverty. Most people do not think about or even worry about how it would feel to go hungry every day but there are some people out there who do. Millions of people in the world do not have enough food to live a healthy and active life ( Hunger Statistics). With those millions unable to achieve what is to be a healthy lifestyle causes an increased rate of death but no where near as much as AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.
In fact, most hungry people live in countries that have excess in food. Therefore, increasing food production will not solve world hunger. Food is readily available to those who can afford it, which is why solving the poverty problem is part of the answer to the world hunger problem (Shah, Anup). Accordingly, we have to ask ourselves what is the main cause of poverty around the world? As Anup Shah points out, poverty around the world is a consequence, mainly due to international trade and economic policies.
Thus, resulting in many individuals falling victim to hunger. Many poor and barely developed countries don’t have the means to pull themselves out of poverty levels or to feed their people. This is a shame because millions of people waste food every day in other highly developed countries. Macionis (2011), states that rich nations can export high-tech farming methods to poor nations to help increase their agricultural yields (p.259). This would be an exceptional help to end hunger around the world.
Sadly, the US has failed to aid them and millions are currently suffering from hunger. In addition, with how the economy is now, the effects of hunger are getting worse every day. Many Americans are relying and most of them depend on food stamps and private organizations to help with this crisis. The documentary, “A Place at the Table” by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush present some issues and real life story to explain what is really happening and how hunger and obesity are not problems on opposite ends of a spectrum, but are in fact intricately linked. Poor nutrition, health problem and poverty are all related.
In developing countries most are struggling economically to provide enough food and jobs. Those who are not employed is the majority of the people with families that are suffering from hunger. The short term consequences of starvation are terrible. More and more people are dying from this each day. In this year we are expected to lose 7,615,360 people from hunger.
An example of a famine that changed an entire country because of its hungry inhabitants can be the Irish potato famine in 1879, which caused the majority of the population to migrate to the United States. World Hunger can happen anywhere, even in areas where the general population is well fed. Each year, 87,000 homeless people die from hunger. World Hunger also varies upon ... ... middle of paper ... ...oal of agriculture must be to achieve sustainable food production in any location. This requires the development of farming methods that do not damage soils, eliminate water supplies, cause extinction of wild relatives of crops or of potential new food species, or lead to permanent pollution downstream.
Globalization: Effective Ways for Individuals to Contribute to Solving World Hunger Problems Millions of people die each year, all over the world because of hunger and disease, many of whom are children (Global issues, 2010). Millions of other people suffer because of hunger, many of whom are in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. However, there are several thousand tones of food that is wasted every year. This occurs when people through away food, during harvest, during storage and when crop is destroyed by pests, insects, diseases and animals. Food wastage in the poor countries is due to lack of technology and infrastructure and result to as much as quarter of harvest getting lost (Global issues, 2010).
Egypt is importing less food which is putting more pressure on farmers, and farmers are not being given the resources needed to make up for decrease in imports. "The government is forecasting wheat procurement (from local farmers) at 4 to 5 million tons, but this appears unrealistic” (Saleh, Yasmine). This shows the difference of imports on just wheat. Many other imports are being decreased as well due to a poor and unstable economy in Egypt. Since the farmers are not able to grow enough food for everyone, the prices of the grown foods are soaring, which is leading to people who could not afford food before and are under or near the poverty line starve ("Hunger, Poverty Rates in Egypt up Sharply over past Three Years”).
Even though some people would argue that there just is not enough food in the world, world hunger and obesity can easily be prevented and eliminated with proper knowledge and programs. World hunger is a very important epidemic because of the risks or implications it imposes on the rest of the world. Juveniles are the utmost apparent victims of under-nutrition. 2.6 million children die as a result of hunger-related causes each year. 66 million school-aged children go to classes hungry across the developing world, with 23 million in Africa alone.