Essay Causes And Consequences Of World Hunger

730 Words Oct 30th, 2015 3 Pages
Causes of World Hunger There are about 7.3 billion people in our world and there is enough food produced on this planet to feed those many people. With all that food, there is still “one person in eight” starving to the point of death and malnutrition. The reasons people are still starving on planet earth is due to the waste of food, poverty, war, climate, and lack of investment to agriculture. The biggest cause to world hunger is “one third of all the food produced” in the world is wasted. That is about 1.3 billion tons of food each year that goes straight to the trash can. Saving a majority of that food would lower the build in landfills, save billions of dollars, it is wasting natural resources that we use to grow that food and 1.3 billion tons of food is enough to feed the rest of the planet that is starving. The worst country at wasting food is the United States while forty percent of the food in America is never eaten. The USA is the lead producer of food in the entire world and they are the ones wasting it. Poverty might be the second biggest reason behind hunger. The continent with the most hunger is Africa, and then Asia and Latin America are behind them. Africa has many countries with the percent of malnourishment at 25% or greater. With “seventy-five percent of the poorest countries” being in Africa, them being the leader in hunger makes sense, because when people don’t have money it makes it difficult to buy food and feed their families. Without food to eat…

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