One of the first claims starting off is that “Certainly hunger isn’t a result of food scarcity. In Fact, abundance describes the world’s food supply. World agriculture produces 17 percent more calories per person today than it did thirty years ago, despite a 70 percent population increase. This is enough food to provide every person worldwide with at least 2,720
kilocalories a day.” The article also claims that “Chronic Hunger affects over 852 million people across the globe, and its victims include 6.5 million who die from hunger related causes each year—one every five seconds” (Mousseau and Mittal). This is a claim of fact and it is statistically proven. This is children’s lives being lost due to hunger even though there is statistically enough food produced each day to feed everyone. The article also tells you who benefits most from food aids which is, “specific crop lobbies, U.S. shipping companies, and NGO and relief organizations are some of the top winners” (Mousseau and Mittal). The United States of America is also involved in food interventions and development organizations rely highly on in-kind U.S. food aid for funding and many other various activities. It takes more than a few countries and organizations helping out if hunger is going to end. The treatments the U.S.
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- Fall '17
- Mrs. Colvin