Jordan Robinson G-Hour Food Starvation

There is currently 7 billion people in the world. World population increase leads to food increase. (Food becomes more demanded.)
Asia and Africa currently have the most hungry people compared to any other continent in the world.
Vast majority of the worlds hungry people live in developing countries.

What causes hunger?

Hunger is caused by:

  • People in poverty: Individuals living in poverty cannot afford to buy the food needed.
  • Climate and weather: Natural disasters such as floods and tornadoes can cause horrible consequences for those in developing countries.
  • Food Wastage: Each year at least 1.3 billion tons of food is never consumed. This food wastage represents a missed opportunity to improve global food security in the world.

Food timeline

  • 2000: We seen a decline in food prices.
  • 2004: Food prices began to rise.
  • 2005: Extreme weather incidents affected major food-producing countries.
  • 2007: Rapid increases in oil prices increased fertilizer and other food production cost.
  • 2010: Approximately 795 million people do not have enough food to lead to a healthy active life.
Asia is the continent with the most hungry people. (Two thirds of its total)
Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest prevalence of hunger. (1 in every 4 people)
The image above shows the hunger in the world represented by numbers.
The United Nations has many programs to help world hunger such as the High-Level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis, the Zero Hunger Challenge, and the World Food Programme. (WFP)

High-Level Task force on the global food Security crisis

  • In April 2008, the United Nations established the High-Level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis.
  • Goal of the High-Level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis is...
"To promote a comprehensive and unified response of the international community to the challenge of achieving global food and nutrition security."

The video above is a video created by the United Nations for ending poverty and hunger which is only a short version of the series "The Story You are Shaping."

WoRk Cited

"United Nations." United Nations. United Nations, n.d. Web. 9 Feb. 2017.

"World Food Programme." WFP | United Nations World Food Programme - Fighting Hunger Worldwide. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Feb. 2017.

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Jordan Robinson


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