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Jul 3, 2009

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have launched a report on the 'The Environmental Food Crisis'. The report warned that radical change is needed to meet the challenges of climate change and the needs of a global population of over nine billion by 2050, otherwise the situation will dwarf the recent food crisis that plunged over 100 million people into poverty and hunger in just two years.  Convinced of the need for a "bold, determined and innovative response" leaders at the 17th session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) agreed a 'Shared Vision' to address these challenges. All UN members agreed on the urgent need to increase efforts on international food security and sustainable agricultural development, particularly in Africa. Now we need to make sure that promises are not broken.

Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) said: "Whosoever goes to sleep satisfied while being aware that his neighbour is hungry is not one of us."

Try to do one thing a day to change this: reduce (stop wasting), reuse (avoiding waste), reflect, pray....

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Posted: Friday July 3, 2009, 1:17 pm
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Rianne ten Veen
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