Solving World Hunger

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Some people take for granted the fact that they get three solid meals a day. I for one have never had to worry about where my next meal was coming from or when I will be able to eat again. According to the article FAO Committee on World Food Security Meets on Hunger Challenges states that, in the world today, eight hundred and forty two million people go hungry every day. World hunger is worst in Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America (“Know Your World: Facts About World Hunger & Poverty”). In the United States forty to fifty percent of our food gets wasted every year, but we still have forty eight point one million Americans who do not know where there next meal is coming from (“Solving World Hunger Means Solving World Poverty”). Meanwhile, …show more content…
Some people argue that world hunger is due to overpopulation instead. They argue, that when rich nations aid third world countries, it just encourages the poor people to reproduce faster, which leads to them relying on powerful countries for more food. Marx argues that “helping the poor will drag the well fed down to their subsistence level” (“Are There Too Many People”). If rich nations would stop helping people living in third world countries, they would have less mouths to feed and more money to buy food. Marx believes that this would help manage the issue of the lack of food and the food …show more content…
People live in poverty because they do not have enough money to buy land to grow food for themselves, nor do they have money to buy food. Many struggling families are unemployed, and do not have an education, so they try to make a living off of very little pay. When their crops get destroyed to due weather, some are just too weak and malnutrition to move. In the end, people living in poverty do not have enough resources to live a healthy lifestyle, but with these organizations available to some, “world hunger has dropped seventeen percent since 1990” (“Quick Facts: What You Need to Know about Global Hunger”). People are slowly understanding that this is a big issue that billions of people are facing each and every day. If you go to bed on a full stomach every night consider yourself

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