hunger can be solved: Distribution
The amount of grain produced in the world today
could provide each person on the planet with the equivalent of two
loaves of bread per day. Our current food production could feed 7
billion people - compare that to the 6 billion people who live on
the Earth and it seems there shouldn't be a problem. However, it is
evident from the number of deaths and suffering that is evident in
the world, that hunger still persists.
| Women processing
grain in Africa.
The problem lies in the distribution of the world's food. The
majority of food is produced in economically more developed
countries such as USA, but those countries that are really in need
of their share of the food to solve their hunger problems, cannot
afford the high prices that these farmers charge and can get from
other richer countries.
| Food aid arrives
to hunger stricken areas.
The way to solve the problem of distribution is
to encourage national governments and state departments to
subsidize the purchase of food by less economically developed
countries. In this way, the less economically developed countries
are able to increase their food supplies, while the farmers are
still able to gain competitive prices for their produce.
Alternatively, food given as aid to hunger stricken areas often
occurs, although this is a short-term solution to the problem and
doesn't provide for the long-term prevention of the