Inflation and #Food Shortages in #Venezuela "Outside of many government-subsidized grocery stores, people line up before dawn hoping to purchase what they can before supplies run out. Items such as milk, meat and toilet paper are bought up quickly. The shortages have lasted for more than a year, prompting calls for President Madura to reevaluate the economic policies of his predecessor, Hugo Chavez." - Daniel Bonasso
Clinton Global Initiative Vital Resources: Doing More with Less "By 2030 we will need 50 percent more food, 45 percent more energy and 30 percent more water. Individuals, communities, and businesses around the world can work together to bridge the gap in supply and demand for nature’s services." - Caressa Kruth
The Power of Electricity "However, electricity provides much more than just comfort and convenience. Without electricity, people in South Asia, East Asia and sub-Saharan Africa are unable to access modern hospital services, refrigerate their food or find relief from fatal heat." - Caressa Kruth
Obama Prioritizes Food Security in Trip to Africa “When people ask what’s happening to their taxpayer dollars in foreign aid, I want people to know this money is not being wasted – it’s helping feed families. It’s helping people to become more self-sufficient. And it’s creating new markets for U.S. companies and U.S. goods,” Obama said.
Since 2009, the number of people suffering from chronic hunger worldwide has dropped from 1.02 billion to 925 million, according to a recent report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Read the 4 things the FAO says needs to happen if the world is to meet the Millenium Development Goals on hunger by 2015... http://www.one.org/us/2013/10/02/4-things-the-fao-says-nations-must-do-to-reach-global-hunger-mdg-by-2015/ #food #hunger #mdg #agriculture #africa