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The Rich Get Richer, the Poor Go Hungry, Mountains of Food IS Available!


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Bernard
- 618 days ago - globalpolicy.org
Most hunger in the world has absolutely nothing to do with food shortages. Most people who go to bed hungry, both in rich and in poor countries, do so in places where markets are filled with food that they cannot have. 2013 - no change yet



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Roger M. (0)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 11:01 pm
It's obscene, isn't it?
 

Konstantin Trubin (554)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 1:02 am
Суровая правда нашего времени
 

Konstantin Trubin (554)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 1:05 am
The hard truth of our time
 

Robert Scott (194)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 4:08 am
Tell us something new, Bernard. Too sad!
 

Gyan T. (14)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 4:28 am
So we all know this. Anybody got a solution which would persuade the markets ( in whatever country) to change the system?
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 5:46 am
sad story
 

Fi T. (16)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 5:50 am
Can the gap be narrowed down?
 

Tammy B. (9)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 6:10 am
thanks for sharing
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 6:15 am
Hunger is only the blush. The real problems are housing and clean water.
 

Jo S. (533)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 8:16 am
We live in a very unfriendly time in history. Some companies & politicians want to manipulate Mother Nature & each other and guess who suffers.Soon we will have nothing to eat or drink and no place to live!
Thank you Bernard.
Noted & shared.
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 10:39 am
Thank you for exposing the truth and educating the public. (S, N, P, T)
 

Pam Parsons (10)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 2:20 pm
49 MILLION in AMERICA go to bed hungrey! The RICH are are using genocide to get rid of the poor!How many brillant people have been poor?check it out!
 

Inge Bjorkman (147)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 2:32 pm
History repeats itself
 

Birgit W. (152)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 3:40 pm
Very sad indeed, and our politician work with them together.
 

Roseann d. (178)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 5:40 pm
It does undermine the GMO argument that we need GMOs when we are wasting all that food (already proven untrue). Plus, the government paying farmers to NOT grow produce on certain years to keep prices higher...while ignoring nutrient replenishing soil with Bio Char and it's ability to increase crop yield up to 800% (yes 800%) for some crops.
 

Jean C. (18)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 7:16 pm
Raw milk farms all over are still being raided and their products destroyed. Gov officials really don't care about the people - you know, the ones paying their salaries.

http://www.activistpost.com/2013/01/final-fda-raid-and-takeover-of.html
 

june t. (66)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 11:53 pm
The problem of hunger has always been one of not being able to afford the food, and of distribution. There is no lack of food. The poor can't get their hands on it, unless they can grow their own. The rich have more than they need. We don't need Monsanto. We just need to redistribute and make available the current food, and make sure people have an income that they can buy the food with - decent paying jobs.
 

Laura P. (24)
Friday April 19, 2013, 6:54 am
thanks for posting.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Friday April 19, 2013, 7:15 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Friday April 19, 2013, 12:51 pm
noted
 

Deborah W. (6)
Friday April 19, 2013, 1:46 pm
As long as power and greed rule, and one learns from the other, things will get worse, not better. To eradicate all the scume seems unlikely doesn't it? .
 

Gene Jacobson (256)
Friday April 19, 2013, 1:47 pm
"Inequity and politics, not food shortages, were at the root of almost all famines in the 20th century. Brazil, for example, exported $20 billion worth of food in 2002, while millions of its people went hungry. During Ethiopian famines in the 1980s, the country also exported food. Many of even the poorest nations can feed themselves-or could in a society with fairer allocation of resources."
"It is hard for many of us to recognize that the society we live in helps create poverty and insecurity, but it is true. Our economy is based on endless growth. We're told that if the rich get richer, it makes other people less poor. Think about it for a moment-about how crazy that is. Wouldn't it make much more sense to enrich the poor directly, to help them get land and access to resources?"

The problem, throughout history, has NEVER been a lack of resources, but a lack of the will to share them. There is enough food now to feed the world, but if a profit cannot be made doing so, the wealthy are willing to let people, children, die rather than assure a basic standard of living for all. If so few didn't insist on having so much, there is enough land, water and resources to care for everyone. We lack the compassion, the will, to share, to ensure a basic level of subsistence for every being on this planet. We could do, we should do it, but never in history have we and I don't see signs of us growing an actual conscience yet either. We surely need one.

 

Joy Catalan (95)
Friday April 19, 2013, 11:16 pm
matter of fact is no lack of food really...what really makes it appear that way are the following reasons: 1) politics 2) greediness of those in authority and the haves 3) laziness of people ...
 

Jude Hand (59)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 4:34 pm
Noted. Crazy, isn't it? I received a letter from, I believe it was Feeding America, who said that there is often a surplus of fruits and vegetables. The problem, however, is one of timing with getting those donations out quickly. They're doing pretty well with local food banks in No. Central FL.
 

Klaus Peters (13)
Friday April 26, 2013, 8:09 am
It is disgusting how much food supermarkets dump instead of giving it to people who don't know where their next meal is coming from. Surely it could be organised that food that is still OK be alotted to people genuinely in need.
 

Melania Padilla (185)
Monday April 29, 2013, 2:07 pm
So wrong..... So unfair.....
 
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