The Simple Solution
The terrible irony is that the world can produce enough food to feed its expanding population. While some famines are caused by drought or other natural disasters, most starvation in the world today could be avoided were it not for mans selfishness and inhumanity. War, embargoes, government corruption and economic oppression are all symptoms of the real problem. While innocent children starve, some rich nations destroy millions of tons of food in order to keep prices artificially high.
An article from AP tells us that the authoritative Bread for the World Institute expressed such sentiments in its fifth annual report:
"World hunger is rooted in a breakdown of humanitarian values," according to the organization, which lobbies for bigger anti-poverty programs.
Its report identified violence, political powerlessness, poverty, racial discrimination and environmental strains as the main causes of malnutrition.
If we could all learn to simply follow the Golden Rule and do unto others as we wish they would do unto us, even such daunting problems as world famine could be eliminated.
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