The Current Global Food Crisis and World Hunger

200504788-001According to the United Nations, 25,000 people die of starvation everyday; 16,000 of them are children. That's one child every 5 seconds. Amidst these horrifying numbers, Oxfam warns that millions of people in Africa "are fast being pushed towards severe hunger and destitution."  Unfortunately the formula that causes the hunger crisis in African is being repeated thousands of times around the globe. Drought conditions, sustained growth in demand (both from biofuels and growing economies), higher fuel prices, and cultivation of cash crops like sugar, cotton, and tobacco versus food crops like yams, rice, and wheat have combined to drive food prices up and force those living in poverty into a deadly situation.... Read More