Essay on Hunger Is The Predominant Cause Of World Hunger

1225 Words Aug 18th, 2016 5 Pages
World hunger is undoubtedly one of society’s most (formidable?) issues today. According to Oxford Dictionaries, hunger is “a feeling of discomfort or weakness caused by lack of food, coupled with the desire to eat. ” We are able to produce more than enough food to feed our large population, yet over 800 million people around the world, or one in nine, do not have enough food to eat. Developing nations __ hold the vast majority of 98% of the world’s undernourished people; however, there are some people in First World countries, including Canadian citizens, who still struggle with finding adequate food. Poverty is the predominant cause of world hunger. Inextricably linked with poverty are several other causes of world hunger: war and conflict, natural disasters, agricultural practices, population growth, food wastage, and discrimination and social inequality. There is no easy and simple solution to this complex, global problem. First and foremost is increased and more effective international support. International efforts should be directed on improving education, technology, and clean water in impoverished countries, and should focus on changing the role of women. The issue of world hunger, having many causes (centralizing around the main problem of poverty), is a __ concern and requires large (measures, actions) ??????? to be taken !! Poverty is the major cause of hunger. In every region of the world where chronic hunger is found, chronic poverty prevails. A family in…

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