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Rising Food Prices Intensify Poverty, Hunger In U.S. And World

Rising Food Prices Intensify Poverty, Hunger In U.S. And World | why let them suffer | Scoop.it

"Global food prices continue to rise," begins a recent report by the World Bank. Between October 2010 and January 2011, the Bank's food price index increased by 15 percent, and the global prices of wheat, maize, sugar and edible oils have all increased sharply. (RT @Truth247: Rising Food Prices Intensify Poverty, Hunger In U.S. & World http://huff.to/dLurhu ||No COLA 4 SocSec 4 2 yrs. $250 payment blocked by GOP)


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Fabregas Vengaadesh Cena's insight:

This is my insight using See-Think-Wonder thinking routines. I can see many people queuing outside a centre. Which I think may be place where people collect food which is being rationed. This could be because they cannot afford the products being sold as they may be too poor. I wonder why no spares a thought for them. In fact increasing the price of the food prices intensifies the people suffering from hunger. If the prices continue to increase , less people would be able to eat and soon being able to feed a family of four would be a difficult task. 

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Daryl Tan's curator insight, February 3, 2013 2:11 AM

With the food prices rising globally, more and more people in U.S and the rest of the world are having more difficulty putting food on the table. In 2007 and 2008, prices of many staple crops doubled in a year and millions went hungry. Between October 2010 and January 2011, there was another food price-spike.

Years ago, the food crisis used to be widespread only in poorer countries. However, this is not so now. As the food crisis looms ahead, I wonder if the world governments would be able to resolve this seemingly urgent situation?

Mohamed Hasir Marican's curator insight, February 3, 2013 5:26 AM

Before i read this article, i thought that only Asia and Africa are experiencing poverty. However, this article has showed me that even Americas face such issues. In this article it states that 16 percent of people in the Americas have gone hungry due to finances and rising food prices. If this trend of rising food prices continues, then more and more families will fall in to the category. It is going to be a great challenge for the government to solve this problem but they have to do something about it. I have learnt that we should never take things forgranted as we might not know when we are going to fell into the category.

Jasmine Tan's curator insight, March 2, 2013 12:21 PM

See. Think. Wonder.

From this article, I can see that poverty has actually reached most parts of the world, and that some countries are getting much more affected by it. As our natural resources are being used up consistently, food prices are uncontrollably increasing by much more than it should be.

It makes me think of how the other countries which are worse then the amount of people facing poverty in the U.S. are going to survive and overcome this problem. Does anyone actually help them? Or are they just pushed to one corner, left to die alone due to starvation? It makes me think of the fortunate people these days who do not appreciate what they have.

This article makes me wonder if the future generations would be abe to cope with the more drastic price increases in the future, where more of our natural resources are gone. t makes me wonder, how are the people who are originally poor, able to make sure they have enough money or food or survival needs to keep themselevs alive.

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Fabregas Vengaadesh Cena's insight:

Poverty is connected to food because the poor people cannot afford to have food like us. The poor people must dig and scavenge in dumpsters or in trashes just to find for food . however we are wasting food which the poor cannot eat. We eat to our hearts delight and when we are filled we just throw away our food because we know that we can get our food wherever and whenever we want. the poor can`t afford the food as they have no money. So I say we should spare a thought for the less fortunate and don`t waste food.

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