In the United States there is a crisis of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart and kidney disease. These ailments aren’t due to a food shortage, but manipulated food stuffs that are killing the body. The shortages of food did hit the U.S., but it served the purpose of retailers to increase the price of staples such as flour, sugar, cooking oil, rice and beans. This year has seen countries like Jordan, Haiti, India, Somalia and Egypt erupt into violence because of food shortages, and mothers are having to choose which children will eat on what days and even the most horrific decisions are being made as to which child will live and which will die.
Of course the natural thought is that food is scarce thus, people are starving due to not enough food being grown around the world. Raj Patel, the author of the book Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System, said “2008 was a record year in terms of harvest, there’s more food per person in 2008 than there’s ever been in history. The problem is not food, but how we distribute it.” So, why then are people starving. I have read that the rise in oil prices made it difficult to transport food around the world, which makes sense, however there seems to be no problem to move the world’s militaries around the globe. What then is really the problem?
It seems the greed of the few is putting the souls of the many to a test, an unbelievable test of choosing which one of their children will live and which will die. How can nations send their military ships, and aircraft around the world and not bring needed food to starving countries along the way? What is really happening?