Is there a way to solve this problem? – It’s one of those conundrums that lurks in the shadows. We already send lots of money, and sometimes even surplus food, to starving people in Third World countries. Maybe we SHOULD eat less, but how would that help them? But government officials have the answer to that: They think that excessive consumption in the First World drives up food prices worldwide, by reducing the overall supply.
In the September 8th edition of the Guardian, Adam Vaughan quotes ethicist Tristram Stuart as saying, “There are nearly a billion malnourished people in the world, but all of them could be lifted out of hunger with less than a quarter of the food wasted in Europe and North America. In a globalized food system, where we are all buying food in the same international market place, that means we’re taking food out of the mouths of the poor.”
No one will go hungry at our upcoming Stargate Conference in October and mealtimes there are not only a great opportunity to meet people who are also interested in ideas at the edge, they are also AFFORDABLE!
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