Tuesday, October 14, 2008

reality check

This Thursday is Dia Mundial de Alimentacion (UN World Food Day).

Today I read in El Nuevo Diario that 1.5 MILLION Nicaraguans (out of a total of 5 Million) no tiene aceso seguro a su alimentacion diaria (do not have secure daily access to food).

We need more than "consciencia" (a popular word here meaning awareness) around this issue. We need action.

Why is there so much fertile land going underutilized? Why is there land that food could be grown on being used to grow "bio fuels"?

Why is it that the quantity of food in the world could feed its total population several times over but its distribution is so unjust?

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