World Hunger Essay
*** Warning: the following is a look at World hunger which some people may
disagree with, if you would look at non-partisan look at World hunger then keep
Hunger is an issue which many people think lies little importance. Im
going to give you a look at World Hunger as a Picture of Poverty, how it affects
Third World Nations, and How World Hunger is a disease that is plaguing our
“Food is more than a trade commodity,” pleaded Sir John Boydorr in 1946.
“It is an essential to life.” The first director-general of the new Food and
Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Boydorr fruitlessly proposed
plans for a World Food Board to protect nations and people from hunger in the
world market system.
That market system does not distribute food on the basis of
nutritional need. This is one of the most troubling and complex realities of
the world hunger problem. During recent famines in Ethiopia, in another example
of the workings of the marketplace, foreign food aid begins trucked to famine
areas from ships at the docks passed food leaving the famine areas on other
vehicles. Merchants were taking food from famine areas to parts of the country
where there was no famine. World Hunger and poverty can be seen in many ways.
But first lets establish a solid definition of poverty : Poverty is a state in
which the ability of individuals or groups to use power to bring about good for
themselves, their families, and their community is weakened or blocked.
someone lacks food, this is referred to as material poverty. This sort of
poverty can hurt people in many ways, it can hurts people’s self esteem and it
can also hurt their outlook on life. Lets say you come home from work to see
your family, instead of seeing a family which is happy because it has a roof
over its head you come home to see that your children don’t have enough food on
the table to keep them properly nourished. This hurts familys and tears some of
them apart. It is also just a very cruel punishment because after a while of
being hungry, you start to starve to death and when you starve, the body just
starts to eat itself up to find the nourishment it needs. It can also effect
people’s outlook on life and on people in a major way.
People who are denied
food can start to hate life and everyone around them. There’s also two
instincts in life that will always kick in when your hungry: The survival
instinct which is to survive no matter what the situation is and the instinct to
provide food for your family. I am not a father myself, but I talked to my own
dad about this. My own father said that if I was ever starving that he would do
anything it takes to make sure that I have the proper nourishment. Im not sure
my father would go this far, but I know there are some fathers that would reach
a point to where they would even kill for food. This feed the monster we call
the “spiral of violence” and helps to encourage it grow.
Because we have in the
long run, poor people stealing and sometimes killing for no reason. They
shouldn’t have to steal or kill for food, they should at least have enough food
to eat to survive. In fact, there is enough food grown in the world to supply
ever man with thirty-six thousand calories a day, this is enough to cause weight
gain. In my opinion, I feel some governments want their people to be hungry.
Babies are being born every second, the population is starting to get out of
control, there are more and more people in the world, I think some governments
are trying to use their control on food to control the population by starving
their people. There are a few other solutions to World Hunger, for instance,
one is Food Security.
The opposite of being threatened by hunger is to have
food security. The two basic elements of food security are, first, a regular
food supply large enough to meet human nutritional needs and, second, access to
a supply of food in sufficient quantity at all times to maintain a healthy,
active life. The world hunger problem is the absence of food security for 10
percent to 20 percent of the world’s population. Th steady food supply could