1_Nied_HungerDebate&SolutionsPart1Fall11

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World Hunger 12 Myths http://www.foodfirst.org/pubs/b ackgrdrs/1998/s98v5n3.html Food First https://commerce12.pair.com/~pront011/images/pubs/books/wo huco.jpg Text extracted from 12 Myths about Hunger http://www.foodfirst.org/12myths
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Myth 1 Not Enough Food to go Around Reality: Abundance of food 3,200 calories/person in grains Also vegetables, beans, nuts, root crops, grass-fed meats, fish. Most people too poor to buy the food Many hungry countries are net exporters of food http://www.alpha-random.com/pics/vietnam-food-market.jpg Vietnam food market
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Myth 2 Nature is to Blame for Famine Reality: Food is always available to those who can afford it Starvation hits the poorest Human institutions, policies determine who will eat during hard times Millions live near disaster Deprived of land Debt Low pay Society values economic efficiency over compassion Famine in Ethiopia http://www.wfp.org/newsroom/img/indepth/0505_poss-famine-insurance.jpg
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Myth 3 Too Many People Reality: World is undergoing demographic transition Birth rates dropping due to decline in death rates No direct correlation between population and hunger Hunger in Nigeria Sparsely populated Wealth in Netherlands Densely populated Population growth due to poverty and inequity People’s lives must improve before birth rates drop http://www.bvallc.com/pensionblog/uploaded_images/Crowd-702052.jpg
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