All around the world people are dying due to the lack of food, water, and access too medical supplies. Yet we’ve already figured out ways to solve it, and even given it a price tag of 30 billion to end world hunger for a year. Lets just take away the price tag and pretend money doesn’t exist and think about the solution. Hmm… Thinking…
O wait it’s really as simple as bringing those in need resources to stop them from starving to death. Not really all that complicated right? Yet that would not be sustainable while we should do that for a awhile it would not be efficient. Not only do we need to bring them food, but we also need to bring them the tools so they can begin maintaining their society without hungry citizens.
In the United States ending hunger would actually be incredibly easy considering we waste ~40% of all our food and have a relatively low percent of starving individuals compared to other states. So for us it would be as simple as keeping food fresher, longer, and not throwing away food that’s still good. This is happens a considerable amount especially at restaurants who may throw away enough edible food every night to feed several families.
How hard would it be to give away food from restaurants right before it expires to the homeless and impoverished? Cause I for one don’t think it would be that hard and find it shameful, and neglectful for us not to do so. No one should be left without food, especially children, yet every 4 seconds someone dies from hunger or hunger related incidents, the majority of which are children.
Now just thinking about it financially is sickening. 30 billion dollars is the estimate to end world hunger for a year, just the billionaires have 6.2 trillion dollars in other words if they all gave ~ .5 percent of their wealth they could end world hunger on their own. The United States government, among many others isn’t much better spending ~4 trillion dollars a year, while United States shouldn’t front the whole bill we easily could. It just goes to prove that we have broken financial, and legislative system that is hindering progress for society as a whole.
If we dismantled the banking cartel that currently runs the world through fractional banking, and controls our life’s through interest rates, not only would we have more human resources, but our then unused infrastructure could be used for agricultural, technological, and educational needs. The unused skyscrapers could be used for vertical farming or housing the current homeless populations, among many other practical ideas. We should begin to move into this direction regardless, considering by 2050 ~ 100% of agricultural land will be in use, and 80% of population will be in urban centers due if our populations continue at the rate at which it is.
This is specifically important to understand when considering ending world hunger. This is due to the fact by ending world hunger without using proper methods to control population growth, can actually harm our society. This due to fact that many scientists believe that the Earth is incapable of providing enough resources for more then 9-10 billion people. The limits of growth a computer program that designed in 1971 and has been updated several times since, estimates that by 2050 our population will exceed the Earths capabilities and will cause an event which will end in a mass decrease in population.
This event could be exacerbated by ending world hunger, because we would ~ a additional 8 million people surviving a year due to being provided proper nutritional needs. Each of which is capable of producing offspring, so without proper contraceptive care and population standards through out the world, we may possibly push ourselves closer to a world wide disaster. However with the advent of safe male birth control such as RISUG that should be offered for free to any male, all we truly need is population control that can be agreed on democratically as a society.
None of these things however such stop us from doing what is right, and saving these people from suffering. Not only would it benefit them but it would enhance foreign relations, and provide interesting jobs, and build new skills for the entire world. While I personally don’t agree with the financial system in place it would provide it with stability by increasing job production world wide. This would also decrease the wealth gap that is currently place. Providing the money can easily be done through a flat rate tax that wouldn’t exceed even 1%, or a tax based upon income through out developed nations. Once a system is in place and implemented it could be used as the base agricultural infrastructure for the world.