Is ending hunger vital to the future of the globe?

Last December, some of us at Tyson had the distinct pleasure of hearing a message from Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, founder of Millennium Promise and the author of The End of Poverty
Dr. Sachs’s work has taken him across the globe, into some of the most impoverished, politically and economically unstable countries in the world. 
As I’m watching the developments in Iraq unfold, and listening to news about North Korea, Pakistan, and other politically unstable parts of the world, I’m reminded that our conversations about hunger in the U.S., as critical as they are, need to be placed in the context of a much larger conversation about how ending hunger in our world is vital to the future of the planet. 
I believe Dr. Sachs articulates it very well in the clip above:  
Sustainability requires that we address these challenges also… These hungry places are politically the most unstable parts of the planet….  Where you have hunger, you have governments that fail, you have terrorism, you have unemployed, dispossessed youth, you have chances of global conflicts, civil violence, gangs and disorder.
You can’t stabilize a hungry place.  Troops can never do it. 

It’s a crime that in the richest country in the world, all our children are not fed.  But on a bigger stage, it’s more important than ever before that all  the children in the world are fed.
How do we rationalize the debate to include solutions for both domestic and global hunger? Do limited resources make their solutions mutually exclusive? 

5 Replies to “Is ending hunger vital to the future of the globe?”

  1. perdre du poids

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  2. Ed Nicholson

    AfricAgroBusiness–Why not work with organizations such as Millennium Promise or One.org, set up some pilots in the communities in which they’re working, such as the Millennium Villages, and _show_ how well your product works? If it’s as effective as you say, success will sell itself. 

  3. Ed Nicholson

    AfricAgroBusiness–Why not work with organizations such as Millennium Promise or One.org, set up some pilots in the communities in which they’re working, such as the Millennium Villages, and _show_ how well your product works? If it’s as effective as you say, success will sell itself. 

  4. AfricAgroBusiness FACILITATO

     

    Bio-chemical farming or Organic and Eco-friendly Farming that can Feed the World

    It is very frustrating as the whole of Africa could eradicate chemical fertilizers  while increasing crop yield and lowering costs significantly, and fertilizing the soil with an abundance of micro-organisms and minerals. We created the technology for these bio-fertilizers. But there are few officials listening.

    On the one hand the governments profess that they want to get away from chemical farming, but at the same time they continue to support the 100% chemical fertilizer companies so much when there is a well-tried and tested 100% organic alternative that will enable them to transform their food production levels and soil fertility at much lower costs.

    Chemical Urea, DAP, NPK, etc., are obsolete technology that are doing a disservice to mankind, and they can be replaced totally or not with two 100% organic liquid microbial bio-fertilizers giving higher yields and lower costs, significantly.

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