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12/10/2008 12:57 PM ID: 75415 Permalink   

Nearly a Billion People are Starving

 

According to FAO, nearly a billion people are starving worldwide, which is 14% of the population of the world. The bigger percentage of the starving people are in the developing countries because they can not produce enough food.

The food prices are always rising and it is expected that the starving's number will be growing in the future. The countries' leaders have to aim for unity to tackle the food crisis and the environmental damages.

There is not enough done to reduce the hunger and not enough is being done to prevent more people becoming hungry, the FAO's director general Jacques Diouf said.

 
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  People are on the streets in london...  
 
starving around the world, life is so bleak.
 
  by: captainjane     12/10/2008 01:08 PM     
  Hey Don't Worry...  
 
The New World Order has a fix for the world starvation. It is slow and methodical, but 80% of the world population must go.

Take a close look at your countries infirtility rates. Steady climb? Yeah, I thought so. Check out what's really in your food. Google it!

Oh and these cops will soon get theirs. The r3v0lution is coming!
 
  by: nasty.anon   12/10/2008 03:13 PM     
  satisfied  
 
I was a part of that billion until about ten minutes ago. Good burrito
 
  by: Mr. Wright     12/10/2008 05:08 PM     
  So?  
 
(Sorry, I was just possessed by the ghost of Gogevandire)
 
  by: Ben_Reilly     12/10/2008 06:52 PM     
  That sad part is  
 
That in many cases, what stops food from getting to the people that need it are careless/corrupt leaders. That will be difficult to fix. Food aid also falls into the hands of people that instead sell it to others for a profit.
 
  by: caution2     12/10/2008 07:39 PM     
  ++++++  
 
Ebenezer Scrooge was a Republican

Portly Gentleman: At this festive time of year, Mr. Scrooge, it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the poor and destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time.
Ebenezer: Why? Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?
Portly Gentleman: Many can't go there; and many would rather die.
Ebenezer: If they would rather die, they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.
 
  by: JonSmith     12/10/2008 07:46 PM     
  @everyboody...  
 
@Captain Jane...
I know what you mean.

@nasty...
That's not a fix, it's what's gonna happen.

@Mr. Write...
Nice to see humour out of a real life problem.
Even nicer to know that you may be hungry, but you will never starve. Be grateful for that.

@Ben Reilly...
Other people's problems are obviously nothing to do with you. Visit http://www.onlinegames.net or something.

@Caution2...
I agree. Really pisses me off stuff like that.

@JonSmith...
I like it! Somebody else's word however!! ;O)
Long story short - you have a magical evening.
Short story long - anything by Dickens! :OD

And what is it I've got to offer on this thread?!?
Nothing really. I'm content and lucky, and sad to see that at a time like this when poor families are trying to buy things they can't afford for their children due to the commercialised aspect of christmas, big companies are getting better from it. And what pisses me off even more (sorry for the language ladies amongst us), is that prices drop dramatically for the same products straight after christmas.

PS. No offense meant for anybody who felt it from this message. Sorry people!
 
  by: gerbilbyte   12/10/2008 08:28 PM     
  @gerbilbyte  
 
Believe me, I am grateful to have everything I need at my disposal. I wish the rest of the world were so lucky.
 
  by: Mr. Wright     12/10/2008 11:42 PM     
  caution2  
 
For once you are speaking sense! Well done caution would be so proud of you right now.

 
  by: captainjane     12/10/2008 11:50 PM     
  For once?  
 
Gee thanks made my day! :-)
 
  by: caution2     12/11/2008 03:33 AM     
  Really sad to hear  
 
I grew up very poor and it would be simple if only your belly hurt but there's so much other mental 'hurts' that play a large part as well. I can't imagine what this number would be if there were no Christians:

Of all religious givers, Evangelical Christians give most. In one year, 93% of evangelicals gave an average of $2,476 to nonprofit organizations, an amount more than twice the nation’s donor average of $1,045.

http://fundingmyministry.com/...
 
  by: crosimoto     12/11/2008 07:01 PM     
 
 
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