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U.N. warns up to 345 million people facing starvation

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Are we doomed to pay for other countries woes ?

There will be a time when on Earth limit will be attained ?

Where there is no local food naturaly, there should be no more people.

War is no good but shall not cover that objective assertion.

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World population is 7.7 billion and rising fast. Just 20years ago that number was just 6 billion. Covid and wars didn't even put a dent to it.

Give it another 20 years and you gonna just how crazy the world is gonna get. And government are still pushing for more growth. This is what happen when you heavily focus on globalization. Things are gonna get a lot worse if the government don't start to really manage the numbers.

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I thought Elon Musk said that he would pay to end world hunger. I guess it was another lie, so he could justify selling stock to get some hard cash.

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In most of the northern hemisphere, and in Australia and NZ in the southern, birth rates are under replacement levels and there are excess death rates now since 2020.

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and what UN did about this to help?

I mean except these empty talk phrases.

they did-nothing.as always.empty talk and no action.

UA grain suppose to go to third world countries in need but going to rich West Europe and UN doing about this absolutely nothing.

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David Beasley, executive director of the U.N. World Food Program, told the U.N. Security Council that the 345 million people facing acute food insecurity in the 82 countries where the agency operates is 2½ times the number of acutely food insecure people before the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020.

Trillions in pandemic stimulus handed out yet millions at the brink of starvation worldwide.

Where in the capitalist world did it go?

https://www.oxfam.org/en/press-releases/ten-richest-men-double-their-fortunes-pandemic-while-incomes-99-percent-humanity

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Are we doomed to pay for other countries woes ?

There will be a time when on Earth limit will be attained ?

Where there is no local food naturaly, there should be no more people.

War is no good but shall not cover that objective assertion.

After decades of throwing money and food in their direction people should be questioning what good has come of it

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HiroToday  01:19 pm JST

World population is 7.7 billion and rising fast. Just 20years ago that number was just 6 billion. Covid and wars didn't even put a dent to it.

*Give it another 20 years and you gonna just how crazy the world is gonna get. And government are still pushing for more growth. This is what happen when you heavily focus on globalization. Things are gonna get a lot worse if the government don't start to really manage the numbers.*

Continual growth expectations is a problem but it's pure capitalism which is based on reaping immediate, short term gains/profits and not on a long term, sustainable model. Globalism can actually help countries to cooperate developing long term sustainable goals.

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and what UN did about this to help?

More germane, what will the globe's replacement rulers XI and Putin do about it, will other nations in their BRICS group hope that their lower castes will go to to North America and Western Europe?That way the BRICS leaders will get richer and not have to worry bout them, not that they ever did. The US/UK/NATO/West have messed the planet up, but I have zero faith the Putin/Xi/Kim/Ayatollah cabal can do any better, both China and Russia are similar to the West in that they have built economies based on petrochemical and fossil fuel industries, the industries that have long wreaked havoc on the planet.

https://scitechdaily.com/a-biodiversity-crisis-food-webs-worldwide-are-collapsing/

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i’m sure the 2trillion dollars spent of military could have filled a few of those stomaches but no we are run by a bunch of children playing at kings and queens who always want the other guys toys... we are little better than chimps with guns!

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But alas, we mourn the filthy rich royals.

We sit by as food manufacturing plants are destroyed almost weekly or monthly, seemingly by chance.

We allow greedy rich pricks like Bill Gates to be the largest owner of farm land in the world.

Country's militaries get fed more and more money.

Yay!

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Where there is no local food naturaly, there should be no more people.

So….no more people in cities then?

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Happy to (borrow and) spend billions on unusable PPE and largely useless covid measures, and now beggaring their own countries with sanctions, G7 governments are actually reducing international aid, using it only where it suits their political interests.

And yet the cost of a basic bit of food and medicine is very cheap. It also works, unlike the Covid spends and the sanctions.

Our politicians are disgusting human beings. They are unfit to govern us or anyone.

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30-40% of food is wasted in the US every year, enough for 130 billion meals.

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Peter NeilToday  01:25 am JST

30-40% of food is wasted in the US every year,

Same in the UK.

Horrible.

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Less military spending from the pathetic powers and more help for the peoples..

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Most of the largest population growth estimates are for African countries. All of the largest economies in the world are either seeing very little growth or actual decreasing populations. In addition these African countries have seen drought and famine countless times in the last few decades but they continue to grow population wise. At what point should the rest of the World just say... 'hey, you're on your own, fix the problem yourself.' I get the feeling that the U.N. and other Aid Organizations self perpetuate the problem in order to stay alive themselves.

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UA grain suppose to go to third world countries in need but going to rich West Europe

russian propaganda lie, evidence supporting your claim please, and russian propaganda doesn’t count.

and 70 million pushed closer to starvation by the illegal russian war in Ukraine. There fixed that.

Population growth is the elephant in the room, just throwing money and food at the problem merely allows the unsupportable populations to grow further. Not suggesting they be left to starve, but alongside aid needs to be a prerequisite requirement to the aid of education, especially of females and free availability of contraception and any aid does not go through the corrupt political elite’s.

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