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Food Is a Human Right? - Do You Have Enough to Eat?

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870 Million people do not eat enough to be healthy. One in six children in developing countries is underweight. That is roughly 100 million children. What is the solution to this? Is it acceptable?


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Esteni W. (21)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 12:44 am

a h (39)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 4:24 am

is one - not the only way to try to help people

"For every correct answer you choose, 10 grains of rice are raised to help end world hunger through the World Food Programme."

"Freerice is a non-profit website that is owned by and supports the United Nations World Food Programme.
Freerice has two goals:
Provide education to everyone for free.
Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.
This is made possible by the generosity of the sponsors who advertise on this site."

a h (39)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 4:30 am
"6775400 grains of rice donated yesterday.
Over 99 billion grains donated to date"

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 5:09 am
Please respect especially basic rights

S S (0)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 7:37 am
Thank you.

Ro H (0)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 8:14 am

Bella B (41)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 8:16 am
It's crazy if you think that the system and the regulations within it is something WE the people form through agreements. which is why the people on earth should get together as ONE group and find common sense, organize politically, and participate in the system to change it. the change is not gonna come from anyone fearing to lose their privilege imposed through control based on money - money: another incredible system formed by humans that does not regard the best interest of life and should thus be transformed from the root into something that exists to support life, not to exploit it.
Thanks for sharing this!
All Life should have Equal Rights based on the fact that all are born into this world as life.

Frances Darcy (92)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 9:44 am
Noted. What a great presentation. The article was so easy to read, easy to see, easy to absorb the details, everything which encourages one TO READ an article Well done and thanks to Marlen.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 9:55 am
Thanks for posting this. Noted, and shared.

Kirsten Taufer (43)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 12:54 pm
Excellent point. The more basic needs that are profit-driven, the worse off we are as a species.

Stuart Thomas (497)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 1:29 pm
Noted. The governments of our world need to put more emphasis on the basic human needs of their people like hunger and shelter to try to make OUR WORLD a better place for us in which to live.

Thank you for the posting Bernard.

James Maynard (84)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 1:33 pm
These facts simply break your heart.

Eleonora Gozzini (11)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 2:18 pm
The basic human right which is not even considered at the moment is Life, it is up to all of us to get together for a solution, as the solution, this solution is inclusive, open to all that see and hear the common sense of it and decide that we no longer accept that the world has always been this way and poverty has always existed, those are no good excuses to keep doing something that clearly violates our humanity, we have to choose what kind of world we want and then make it happen. Equal Money proposes Life for All as the first basic human right, food and water to sustain our physical bodies, a shelter, education, healthcare, to give to each other what we would like for ourselves. I am One vote for Equal Money and a Life of dignity for All.

Barbara V (51)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 2:38 pm
If food is a basic human right, how come there are groups getting by with depriving starving people of it?

Birgit W (160)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 2:48 pm
Very sad indeed. In reality everybody on this planet should have enough to eat, and the money is there. Unfortunately "The Big Haves" aren't willing to share.

Rhonda Burrows (2)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 3:41 pm
veganism would sure be a start

Judith Hand (55)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 5:06 pm
Noted. I know that I've received communiques from food bank organizations that say that they have the produce needed but need the wherewithal to get it from the giver to the needy. That, with donations, they did. The points in the source material are stunning and thought-provoking. The statistics, horrifying! I think of it every time I eat and let it guide my choices with my limited funds.

Patsy Olive (0)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 7:13 pm
It's a shame if a child go to bed hungry. noted

Shawna S (45)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 8:46 pm
Helping a parent understand the nutrition required during growth is but a minor step. I hate to hear of children suffering in any way, but the nagging question in the back of my head is ..'Why bring a child into the world if you cannot provide for yourself?" I mean...if you are going to be any good/use to someone else - your child, husband, family..), shouldn't you make sure YOU are taken care of? I understand 'beyond control' situations, but this article isn't talking about those.
I appreciate this article. I hope for change for those suffering.

Past Member (0)
Monday April 29, 2013, 5:46 am
This is not an uncommon case

paul m (93)
Monday April 29, 2013, 6:02 am

Noted..In Ireland ,,,, we have Soup-kitchens same as the U.S.

Ingrid B. (8)
Monday April 29, 2013, 10:22 am
cool, thanks!

Joy Catalan (95)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 12:13 am
Sometimes I can't help but be critical on the catholic priests regarding their stand on family planning - where the number of children in every family is to be's responsible parenthood actually wherein the introduction of some family planning methods and/or the use some contraceptives is to be undertaken, depending on what a couple is comfortable with.the catholic priests condemn this method because according to them it's anti-life.
with this in view, will they be willing to take all street children under their fold and feed them, educate and shelter them?

Adele Caskey (16)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 8:26 am
Thanks for this post - Everyone should read it - Look at how many people are not being fed enough, mostly because of war and greed. Time for a solution - time to stop allowing abuse. Does it have to happen to us before we want a change?

Sunette Spies (11)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 10:14 am

Laura N. (5)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 12:34 pm
I liked this blog, it's a really cool exposure

Kay Redmon (40)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 2:58 pm
Food is not a luxury, it's a necessity to life. More could be done to ensure that no-one goes hungry. The trouble is, the rich get richer & the poor, poorer...Food & Money should not be used in the same breath. When the statistics show how much food is wasted worldwide & we still have those who go hungry, we should hang our head in shame.

Sergio Padilla (65)
Monday May 6, 2013, 12:53 pm
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