The Truth About World Hunger
The earth’s human population is booming at already over 7 billion people and expected to reach 9 billion by 2050. Food production will have to increase by 70% in the world and 100% in developing countries, to satisfy global food demands. Agricultural systems across the world are at risk, bringing into serious question our ability to feed our growing population. One in eight of the world’s population (almost 805 million people) do not have enough food for the day and suffer from chronic undernourishment. There are 160 million children under the age of five who are affected by stunted growth. This is completely unacceptable in a world in which resources and opportunities have never been more abundant. The continuing increase in the consumption of animal products threatens the sustainability of human existence on the planet. A global shift towards consumption of plant based foods and away from consumption of meat & dairy products, would free up significant food resources that can be used to feed the millions dying of hunger and malnutrition every year.