Sat 29 Jul 2006
Here are the myths, to find out the truths please visit Food First
Not Enough Food to Go Around
Reality: Abundance, not scarcity, best describes the world’s food supply. Enough wheat, rice and other grains are produced to provide every human being with 3,200 calories a day. That doesn’t even count many other commonly eaten foods – vegetables, beans, nuts, root crops, fruits, grass-fed meats, and fish. Enough food is available to provide at least 4.3 pounds of food per person a day worldwide: two and half pounds of grain, beans and nuts, about a pound of fruits and vegetables, and nearly another pound of meat, milk and eggs – enough to make most people fat! The problem is that many people are too poor to buy readily available food. Even most “hungry countries” have enough food for all their people right now. Many are net exporters of food and other agricultural products.
Nature is to Blame for Famine
Too Many People
The Environment vs. More Food?
The Green Revolution is the Answer
We Need Large Farms
The Free Market Can End Hunger
Free Trade is the Answer
Too Hungry to Fight for Their Rights
More U.S. Aid Will Help the Hungry
We Benefit From Their Poverty
Curtail Freedom to End Hunger?
Institute for Food and Development Policy Backgrounder
Summer 2006, Vol.12, No. 2