Countering Myths About World Hunger

World hunger is real and widespread -- but it is not for lack of food, rather lack of food justice.  Cooperators can help address these issues by being well-informed.  Here are two links to excellent recent comments on this topic:  First, a summary of "Ten Myths About Hunger," published in The Guardianhttp://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/oct/16/world-food-day-10-myths-hunger?CMP=share_btn_fb Second, Mark Bittman's NYT column of November 12 is among his best: "Don't Ask How to Feed the 9 Billion" rightly insists that the fundamental problem of world hunger, including in the U.S., is not lack of food or lack of distribution infrastructure but the presence of poverty and the arrangements that perpetuate poverty: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/12/opinion/dont-ask-how-to-feed-the-9-billion.html?ref=opinion.

 

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