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Condemnation of Starvation as a Tool of War

Touch the Soil News #1248 (Feature photo – Flag of the United Nations – Public Domain)

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations once again brings light to the fact that armed conflict is a dominant driver of starvation and hunger. It is the continuing example of man’s inhumanity to man.

While many food activists are trying to convince the world that it can feed 9.5 billion people by 2050, one must be more realistic. Mankind cannot feed those who are here now. Between conflict, an economic system that breeds exclusions and $1.7 trillion in annual military spending, the feeding of people in the world is far more complex than theoretical models of the future of farming.

Many of the problems of hunger and starvation are social, lack of education, economic and mis-conception driven. You can read the full story here:

http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/1178080/icode/

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