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3 billion people cannot afford a healthy diet

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By William A Masters and Anna Herforth

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What a tragedy. What is there to complain about compared to these poor people?

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Here at my company in Japan, I am amazed any of the men live past sixty. They seem to survive on cigarettes, canned coffee, and MSG/salt-laden instant noodles, for five days a week!

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Every night 3 billion people try to sleep without enough food in their belly. 4 billion have no access to clean running water.

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Every night 3 billion people try to sleep without enough food in their belly. 4 billion have no access to clean running water

Rest assured. The U.N. is working on it so I'm not going to lose any sleep over it.

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They CAN afford a decent diet, but they live in a CORRUPT country.

Look at Transparency International's list of Least Transparent countries on earth, then compare to lists of countries with problems related to "malnutrition, lack of water and infrastructure, lack of education and lack of health care". Exactly the same countries!

CORRUPTION STEALS POOR PEOPLE'S ABILITY TO DEVELOP PROPERLY. The very same corruption that is fed by dumb government largess programs such as blanket payments of cash "foreign aid" directly into the hands of said corrupt and violently repressive government officials (who fritter much away into their own Swiss bank accounts!) Accountability? ZERO! Geo-Political Needs of The Elite Trump Real Development Aims, Every Single Time.

But of course, for these Leftist academicians and NGO-salary-leeching "staff writers" writing the reports, the "solution" is always, ALWAYS...MORE GOVERNMENT? lol. They actually use "SNAP" (Food Stamps) as an example of "success"? When a majority of users of said government schemes are obese and unhealthy? lol. Disgusting!

What's the definition of "Insanity" again? As long as you continue to exclude the REAL reasons for food insecurity due to your own POLITICAL BIASES, just like you do with violent crime, you will never see the end of these problems!

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What's the definition of "Insanity" again? As long as you continue to exclude the REAL reasons for food insecurity due to your own POLITICAL BIASES, just like you do with violent crime, you will never see the end of these problems!

Agree 100%. This is why I refuse to donate to these so-called "charities", and I am 100% against rich countries sending "foreign aid" to poorer countries.

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Essential food prices keep on rising globally. Our leaders are really letting us down and it really should be illegal to trade grains and other essential food products as commodities.

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In actuality, frozen vegetables and fruits are much healthier and so much cheaper than fresh. They are instantly frozen on-site and that keeps all the nutrients intact. Unless you are a raw veggie eater like us, no need for fresh because it ain't fresh by the time you get it.

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@David: I agree totally. Save the children often means save my yacht.

The CEO running the red feather group charity actually does not make much money at all. It is a pretty dedicated group.

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Yes, very bad, and at the same time you dream in majority of plastering the fewer remaining arable or farm lands (population growth and urbanization as well as less farming in developed but overaged societies) with all solar panels to the horizon and wind power generators wherever is place, even in the sea, so there’s also less fisheries then, all that for your carbon neutral phantasies and climate change mental panic. Then it’s everywhere clean again and the temperatures fine, but all humans are starving to death. Very clever concept…lol

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For example, the U.S. has the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, which helps low-income Americans buy some of the food they need. 

A program that a certain segment of the US would like to abolish because “it’s free handouts that make people lazy.”

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