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The Food Crisis in America

Discussion in 'Health' started by ANewStart, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. ANewStart

    ANewStart New Member

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    Currently, throughout the world people are experiencing the effects of America's recession. Many people are struggling to survive in Africa, and many other 3rd world countries, but what is often overlooked is the fact that people in America are also struggling to survive. In America the housing bubble has collapsed, many people are loosing their credit, and stocks are plummeting. So far, the outlook for our future is not too bright. The economic crisis has also caused a chain reaction - causing many people to not be able to afford food.

    One out of eight Americans cannot afford to buy food, and are relying on their local food banks for food. This crisis isn't just limited to the lower class, because now, many middle class families are also being affected. Many food banks are running out of food, and are forced to turn away many needy people.If we want to solve this ever growing problem, we must help by donating caned goods to the local food bank, start fundraisers, and food drives. We must proactive, as best as we can, because helping our own society is key to humanity's success in the world.
     
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    roomfullofflowers New Member

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    I think that we need to lead the way in the world in establishing global food security and food sovereignty - the right of countries to determine and implement their own food security policies; and the responsibility of all countries to protect every person’s human right to food. Mostly my ideas come from the book Thinking Big: a. Support for a Global Food Convention – governing standards for all nations about food b. US should advocate for the right of all countries to safeguard their food sovereignty through support for farmers and agriculture, border measures, and food reserves. c. a grain reserve. d. regulation of the commodity markets and e. reformed (i.e. get rid of stupid rules and corruption) and increased foreign food aid. I also think that curbing obesity here at home is vital, as the WHO reports that there are 900,000 obese people, and 700,000 starving. Since both are a form of malnutrition - both need to be treated as dire issues.
     
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    I think things may get VERY BAD for awhile here,the economy is failing,etc...

    Many food scares as of late also..
     
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    and the current virus from Mexico is very scary!
     
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    BigRob Well-Known Member

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    Why? Every year in the United States about 36,000 people die from flu-related causes. So far there are what, 40 cases of Swine Flu in the US with no deaths?
     
  6. Dr.Who

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    Links please.
     
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    No such right exists.

    You have no right to another persons labor. Nor do you have a right to any products of another persons labor.
     
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    You are certainly correct in saying that there is no basic right to food. However, human history demonstrates that, in human affairs, justifiable or not, might makes right. When human suffering is allowed to reach unbearable limits, someone usually winds up killing someone else, over food or any other resource necessary to life.
     
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    ..........or you have NGOs in Africa suppling food and whatever which hides the basic problem thus perpetuating the situation rather than resolving it!
     
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    We should probably have some sort of rule to help us ensure justice rather than just the survival of the mighty.

    Probably something simple and self-evidently true. I suggest the idea that what is yours is yours and what is mine is mine.
     
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