Sustaining World Hunger

From civicintelligence
Sustaining World Hunger


There is enough food in the world to provide for everyone and yet 925 million hungry people were reported in 2010.

How It Works

Unequal income distribution leads to poverty. without money or proper resources, people have a difficult time providing food for themselves and their loved ones. It is a vicious cycle: A person becomes poor, their health declines, and they remain poor because they are not healthy enough to find work. Poverty is only a cause of hunger due to the fact that food is viewed as a privilege rather than a human right.

Displacement of people is another cause of chronic hunger.

Degradation of our environment (i.e. global warming) is predicted to cause future hunger.


"The world produces enough food to feed everyone. World agriculture produces 17 percent more calories per person today than it did 30 years ago, despite a 70 percent population increase. This is enough to provide everyone in the world with at least 2,720 kilocalories (kcal) per person per day according to the most recent estimate that we could find.The principal problem is that many people in the world do not have sufficient land to grow, or income to purchase, enough food."

Linked patterns

Environmental Degradation, Societal Apathy, Cultural imperialism, Criminalizing Poverty,