UN Says World Hunger Increasing

Apparently as a result of rising food prices, the UN says that world hunger is rising, namely in countries such as Mexico, Yemen, and Indonesia.

UN figures show that food prices have rose last year by 40 percent due to increasing oil prices and rising demand from developing countries.

I read in the newspaper that the size of the middle class will increase rapidly over the next decade as people in developing countries escape poverty. Ironically, that will cause increased demand and increased prices. It will also magnify problems such as pollution.

If global oil production has not peaked, I bet it will soon. That combined with increased demand will make oil prices sky-rocket, which will increase the prices of most other commodities.

We cannot afford to not address these growing global problems.

Of course, I think we must remember: the world has more than enough food for everyone. We simply have a social problem. We do not distribute food and other resources fairly, but instead choose to let people starve. Such an unfair, brutal, and problematic social system cannot deal with worsening global problems such as limited energy resources, human-caused global warming, and war.

If we do not fix our social system soon, I fear we will doom our society. A problematic society that chooses to let so many people starve will not survive.

Published by Scott Hughes

I am the author of Achieve Your Dreams. I also published the book Holding Fire: Short Stories of Self-Destruction. I have two kids who I love so much. I just want to be a good role model for them. I hope what I do here makes them proud of me. Please let me know you think about the post by leaving a comment below!