How can we solve the hunger problem when we have excess food on the planet ?
Food, glorious food. What can I say? I love it. But there are so many people who don’t get one square meal a day. Doesn’t everyone have a right to food, to be free from hunger and malnutrition?
More than 50% of all human calories come from just three plants: rice, maize and wheat. You would say aah, that’s simple. Let’s just grow more and the problem is solved. Before you pat yourself on the back for solving the food crisis, note that the problem isn’t the lack of production. In fact, we have surplus production of food products in the world. So the billion dollar question is…Why? Why do we have a food crisis? Why are billions of people going hungry? In short, I could say that we have a flawed food system. we import grains each year from major corporations due to international pressure because of this local farmers are put out of business or not given fair pay causing them to move to other professions to provide for their family. 75% of the world’s poor are farmers. the very people who provide us with food can’t afford food for themselves.
In transportation from far away places, about 1/3 of all food produced for human consumption is wasted globally, each year. The solution to this problem sounds fairly simple, buy the grains from farmers and cut costs of importing and storage, but the implementation is quite complex.
Change starts in small steps. So support domestic food production and local farmers, guaranteeing them fair prices. This will also reduce poverty.