All posts tagged with: food

Hey, We need Water!

Posted September 21, 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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Recently, I went through something that was pretty revelatory. I mean, I never understood why some things in terms of global issue prioritization made it first/ over Education. In my opinion, I always thought and always will think that Education comes first. Then, one of my close family members told me that education would rarely ever benefit anyone if they could not go to school because they were too sick. Upon asking the reasons for whatever illness they had acquired, I realized...


3 Rupees meal made possible in Pakistan

Posted October 12, 2013 Avatar Rehman Siddiq

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Member since September 30, 2013
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In a country of 180 million people, how much importance is attached to the single individual? Attempt in your own way to grapple with this question: can an individual become an institution? How much does one human being count for in the entirety and cacophony of a diverse nation? All too often, the news is a sobering reminder of the downward trajectory Pakistan, achieved with the supreme sacrifice of blood and initially conceived as a dream, has been undergoing especially in the wa...


Venezuela's food crisis

Posted October 16, 2013 Avatar Manuel Martínez

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Since we are commemorating today the World Food Day, it is the perfect time to remind some of the most shocking and actual facts regarding the huge and deep problems of food security across the nations; in fact, as many nations work through the industrialization and adequacy of their food companies, several nations seem to be not necessarily worried about how their people is eating and being able to consume the products they need, or even if they are consuming the minimum of daily...


Are Food Loss and Waste Inevitable?

Posted November 1, 2013 no picture Achmad

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Nowadays the demand for food in a growing world population is the most challenging of all food issues. The impacts of food to the global environment are imperative drivers for changes. The demand which is not managed well will bring about the greatest squandering of human and natural resources. According to an FAO-commissioned study (2011), one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year - approximately 1.3 billion tons - gets lost or wasted. The amount is equivalen...


Food Balance--Where Is It?

Posted November 16, 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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I took an Environmental Science class last year. We learned that the general global populous of humans will not overshoot and plummet beneath its carrying capacity. Rather, we discovered that food production is not lacking and there is not a real shortage of food product in the world. If you think about it differently, you will see that this global dilemma of hunger is not a function of poor productivity or lack of resources. In the world, if we see it this way, we can assume that...


Hunger: the new phase of climate change in Africa

Posted November 22, 2013 no picture Cadmus Atake-E

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Climate change is transforming the planet’s ecosystems and threatening the well-being of current and future generations, increasing the rate of food shortage as a result of droughts, water shortage, and high temperatures globally. Ever since the first climate talks in Geneva in 1979, there have been a series of climate talks, yet no profound solutions has been attained. This has driven world leaders and scientist into postulating false solutions to climate change which is rapid...


Aren't Migrants Human Beings?

Posted March 1, 2014 no picture Winston_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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Why is it only "Migrants" are treated so cruelly. I was really shocked to see people in such vulnerable conditions. It is a very sensitive issue that nearly 12000 people including children, women, elders have migrated from the north-eastern states just in search of a job and are exploited when they reach their destination. These people have no proper shelter, food, health and sanitation and not even basic education for their children, which are all considered to be basic "HUMAN RIG...


Has obesity become too big of a problem?

Posted March 13, 2014 Avatar TeaL

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Obesity is becoming a major problem in the world as of late. 520,000,000 people worldwide are obese and about 1,573,000,000 people are overweight. Most of these people live in countries with good economics overall, such as the USA, China and the UK, which means there is always food available. This is quite the contrast to some countries in Africa, where the children’s bellies sometimes swell from malnourishment. Health issues Obesity is the leading preventable cause of de...