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Justice Focus: Food & Water

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May 1, 2010

Justice Focus - Food & WaterWhere did all the water go? Why is hunger still here?

Water is a basic human need, our bodies are made up of about 70% water and it is essential to the human body. In the developed West we have access to clean, safe water, and we tend to use it generously with out thinking. But in developing countries, people are dying because they do not have access to clean water for drinking, cooking, washing or for use in farming. As the world’s climate changes this will also effect water resources making the water crisis worse.

The world food shortage is a world horror that we all have to recognize. Can we organize the world to get every person fed? Can we act for change in farming? Can we stop the waste of food? Can we see that justice is achieved and every human being, man, woman and child has the food that they need to survive and live free from hunger?

There are many ideas about what it will take to achieve freedom from hunger. Will it be through genetically modified crops? Or is organic the way to go? Do we simply need to only take what we need from the table, and re-distribute all food equally? The world food price network is effecting what foods countries can export and import.

When we understand nutrition we can make wise choices that enable health and life. The world across developed and developing nations suffers from a lack of knowledge and understanding of healthy food choices. The obesity rate of developed countries is soaring. Nutrition knowledge in developing countries can enable children to grow up to be strong and healthy. Across the world, what are our views on nutrition?

UN Millenium Development Goals – End extreme poverty and hunger

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