There Are Over 200 Million Fewer Hungry People Now Than 25 Years Ago: U.N.

phlatsphilphlatsphil Posts: 14,632 AG
Worldwide socialism.... it's whats for breakfast. Don't get your granny panties in a wad, my sharing this story is for open discussion, not an endorsement or approval of "worldwide" socialism.
There Are Over 200 Million Fewer Hungry People Now Than 25 Years Ago: U.N.

ROME (AP) — The number of hungry people around the world has dropped to 795 million from over a billion a quarter-century ago despite natural disasters, ongoing conflicts and poverty, the three U.N. food agencies said Wednesday.

Countries in East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean showed the most progress in reducing hunger, thanks in part to economic growth that didn't exclude the poor, investments in agriculture and political stability, the agencies said in their annual State of Food Insecurity report.

The report found that a majority of the countries monitored — 72 out of 129 — have met the U.N.'s ambitious Millennium Development Goals to halve undernourishment by 2015.

"The near-achievement of the MDG hunger targets shows us that we can indeed eliminate the scourge of hunger in our lifetime," said U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization's chief, Jose Graziano da Silva.

The agencies said the reduction in hunger and undernourishment came despite natural disasters, political instability and conflict in much of the developing world — even though the world's population had grown by 1.9 billion people since 1990.

The agencies said improved agricultural productivity, especially by family and small-scale farmers, and better social protection measures like food vouchers or school meal programs had had the most impact in reducing hunger.

Sub-Saharan Africa still had the highest levels of undernourishment in the world: Almost one in four people there don't get enough food to live an active and healthy life. Some West African countries that did invest in agricultural productivity and infrastructure managed to meet the U.N. hunger targets, the report found.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/27/united-nations-hunger_n_7450798.html

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  • navigator2navigator2 Posts: 22,444 AG
    The agencies said improved agricultural productivity, especially by family and small-scale farmers,

    GMO. It's what's for breakfast. :grin
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  • LuckyMrSwLuckyMrSw Posts: 3,208 Captain
    Maybe a thank you card once a year from the world wide free-loaders would be nice.
    Please stop derailing my thread.
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  • JBondJBond Posts: 5,039 Officer
    Another poorly written fluff piece by hufblo. Did they provide a breakout of the numbers or did they do their normal drive by crappy reporting?

    Glad more people are eating better, but I doubt it is due to socialism.
    When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.

    - Frederic Bastiat
  • navigator2navigator2 Posts: 22,444 AG
    JBond wrote: »
    Another poorly written fluff piece by hufblo. Did they provide a breakout of the numbers or did they do their normal drive by crappy reporting?

    Glad more people are eating better, but I doubt it is due to socialism.

    Phil doesn't realize it yet but he just stepped into a genetically altered cow patty. :rotflmao
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  • JAPJAP Posts: 3,373 Captain
    The marvels of open markets and open minds.
  • NACl H2O LuvrNACl H2O Luvr Posts: 12,124 AG
    phlatsphil wrote: »
    The agencies said improved agricultural productivity, especially by family and small-scale farmers, and better social protection measures like food vouchers or school meal programs had had the most impact in reducing hunger.
    navigator2 wrote: »
    Phil doesn't realize it yet but he just stepped into a genetically altered cow patty. :rotflmao

    :grin

    I was gonna ask Phil....who do you think is better equipped to feed a world with soon to be 8 Billion highly urbanized people......

    This guy....

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    or these folks...

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  • phlatsphilphlatsphil Posts: 14,632 AG
    :grin

    I was gonna ask Phil....who do you think is better equipped to feed a world with soon to be 8 Billion highly urbanized people......

    This guy....

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    or these folks...

    fa-industrial-monoculture-aerial-large.jpg

    Why are you asking me? Why don't you ask U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization's chief, Jose Graziano da Silva?
  • NACl H2O LuvrNACl H2O Luvr Posts: 12,124 AG
    phlatsphil wrote: »
    Why are you asking me? Why don't you ask U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization's chief, Jose Graziano da Silva?

    Because you're the smart one in our little chat room.
  • Dr. BogasDr. Bogas Posts: 521 Officer
    Recent study showed people on food stamps are fat. That's a great achievement now we got to get them top notch health care for their fatness.
  • JAPJAP Posts: 3,373 Captain
    You, too, can profit from the institutional left's vapidness.
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