Last week, we had the incredible opportunity to attend The International Product and Processing Expo in Atlanta. We had a great time exploring all of the exhibits at the show. One exhibit at the expo caught our attention in a different sense than the others. Chew On This was a display showcasing the problem with food insecurity around the world. About 870 million people worldwide don’t get enough food, and the problem is only increasing. Chew On This provides valuable insight into the significance of this issue.
We need food to survive, so to hear that hunger kills more people than AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined is shocking. A way to help turn this statistic around is to support the advancement of agriculture. Growth in the agriculture sector has been found, on average, to be at least twice as effective in reducing poverty as growth in other sectors. Supporting research on agriculture is imperative in finding a solution to the worldwide hunger problem.
How can you get involved? The first step to contributing to a solution is to get informed. It is important to know how this issue is affecting our world. Many organizations are taking measures to reverse hunger such as offering extension services to farmers, providing emergency food assistance, developing sustainable agriculture strategies, and more. For more information on Food Insecurity, visit www.drivetofeed.com.