Food Security And Hunger

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Hunger stalks America and many other countries. How the world deals with hunger is dependent on cultural attitudes and the understanding of what hunger means to the individual and communities. In the United States, the majority of hungry people are the elderly, children, and the disabled which represent a bloc of people unable to provide for themselves with employment. The understanding that governmental systems and institutions responsible for food insecurity are failing, is becoming mainstream in the population, not the previous idea that agriculture does not produce enough food. How to provide physical and economic access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to meet dietary needs and food preferences for healthy lives is a problem of political and economic exclusion, social injustice and discrimination (Cunningham 2017, Lecture 1). The right to food security should be an uncompromised right of humanity, no matter the cost to government or agriculture.
Jean Siegler, special rapporteur of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights, said a child dies from direct or indirect effects of hunger every seven seconds (Deen 2002). Siegler feels governments should be held responsible for hunger in their countries, yet he offers no clarification on what penalties should be enacted to punish offending governments. Many nations have ratified international instruments; however, the problem of food insecurity and hunger is growing worldwide. Andrew Fisher, in his book Big Hunger The Unholy
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