Blog about the upcoming food shortage crisis

Everybody throws stones at the prophet, but when the crisis comes they yell: “Why nobody warned us?”

Stop wasting food: save a life

Please pause for a moment and think whether you can do something simple that saves your money, helps to save someone else’s life and is good for the environment. Read this, and, if you agree, please forward it to all your friends, women and men, to your favorite restaurant to the shops where you buy food!


1. For the first time in human history, the world can feed all its people – all 6.6 billion of us – but fails to do so.

2. One in 8 fellow humans is still short of food – every day. Almost one third of the world’s population suffers from malnutrition: nearly as many over-eat as under-eat.

3. Poor nutrition in the womb and infancy needlessly causes one third of children’s deaths in developing countries.

4. This year world food demand temporarily exceeds production. This has led to a sharp rise in global food prices.

5. High food prices are great news for farmers around the world and will stimulate greater production in future. But now price gains are being captured by speculators.

6. High prices also mean that millions more poor people cannot buy the food they need for a healthy life for themselves and their children: the higher the price, the more people who will die young or fall ill.

7. One reason for the rise in food demand and prices is the huge growth in food wastage in developed countries. In USA, Canada and some European countries families throw out between one third and half the food that they buy.

8. This waste is “criminal” because, in a globalized market, the upward pressure on prices kills people.

Act Now!

1. Set yourself a zero food waste goal. Don’t be tempted to buy and cook more food than you need; store it safely before it goes off; stop and think before you throw out any edible food – can I create a tasty soup, stew, curry, risotto, pasta sauce, fruit smoothie…? Start today!

2. Learn more about how to end hunger and malnutrition or cut food waste (click on for links).

3. Raise your voice to encourage your government to do everything it can to eradicate hunger and malnutrition: it can be done, and everyone wins.

(International Alliance Against Hunger,



March 12, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. Interesting quote – who would have thought that as many of us that over indulge and waste food EQUATES to the number of people that starve and are poverty stricken in the world.

    Comment by Mary Thomas | June 12, 2008 | Reply

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