Think that the first thing that needs to be done to help combat world hunger is education. People in developed countries need to realize that hunger is a problem. As they always say, acceptance is the first step. However, this obviously wont be fixing any problems. But I think first is to devise a way to limit our waste.
We currently have so much food that is just thrown away.It’s inevitableness not all food will be saved: some will be thrown away, but if we could utilize more Of this food into compost, it would be better for our environment and would contribute to making healthy food for the future. Stores and restaurants that have too much food at the end Of the day should donate food to local shelters.
While this won’t fix global problems, it will help local problems. Think that we also need change in our farming legislation. We currently have so many subsidies on corn and the like (ironic dislike, I know, considering I’m from Iowa! That it becomes cheaper to use it not only for sweeteners that are bad for us (like high fructose corn syrup), but it also makes us want to give food aid from our own country instead of helping other countries create their own sustainable agriculture, These are things that predominately focus on the local solutions for people here, in various developed nations. For international needs, I believe that we need to work on sustainable agriculture, I once went to a World Affairs Seminar on World Hunger, and there we heard from a man called Will Allen.
Mr.. Allen received a MacArthur Genius Award for his studies of soil, He is using natural, sustainable measures to make soil healthier, which in turn grows better, more nutritious food, He has made several sustainable “plants” of sorts greenhouse like things) to help create and distribute this soil, and the results have been amazing So it’s not that these places can’t make the foods they need to survive, merely that because of past techniques, deforestation, etc, the soil is no longer healthier enough to produce all that it needs to.In terms of Smog, I’m really not quite sure what my opinion is. We actually just talked about these in my Bio class, and I’m torn.
On the one hand, foods like golden rice can feed thousands (perhaps millions), and we could make foods that grow well in their climate… Forever, we haven’t done enough studies to really know What the effect of this will be.
We don’t know how it will effect other biodiversity and the like, so am very weary about using Smog.Especially because, for million and millions of years, food has been growing and people have been thriving in these areas! We need to go back to this. Not only do global initiatives to help climate change help this, hut local efforts in needy areas abroad (sub-Sahara African, horn of Africa, etc). Recently read the book “The Challenge for Africa” by Hangars Mathis (very good hook. Finitely recommend it to everyone), and she talked quite a bit about local, sustainable agriculture.If we do more to combat the deforestation that is causing soil erosion, if we do more to inform people about sustainable farming techniques, it we let the soils grow things that they used to and that are good for it instead for the most profitable crop, we can see enormous changes. World hunger isn’t going to be solved based on how much aid we can give countries; it’s going to be based on how much these people can improve their own situations, hopefully with our help.