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Ending Hunger Now

In this absolutely stunning TED Talk, Josette Sheeran, the head of the UN’s World Food Program, talks about why, in a world with enough food for everyone, people still go hungry and still die of starvation.

She also offers a few simple ideas on how we can end hunger now.

(My thoughts after the video…)


Ending hunger now #

There’s one incredibly simple way to save lives today. For just 20-cents, the United Nations manufactures non-perishable packs of food. Just one of these packs can mean the difference between life and death for someone who’s malnurished.

Of course, that’s addresses the symptom, not the cause.

It’s all about local #

Production isn’t the problem… access is.

In her talk, Josette shared a few of the projects the World Food Program has had success running. Among all of them is a central theme: local.

By providing people with access to local food, and farmers access to local markets, you can kickstart a stagnant food economy.

Learn more at wfp.org.


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