Hunger Hits Home

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It’s difficult to think that in a country with surplus stores, fab diets, gas station sushi, and more fast food venders than one can count that worldwide one in nine people will live with chronic hunger.

Even in the United States, 14% of Americans face food insecurity in 2014, according to the USDA.

Friday marked the 70th anniversary of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the 36th anniversary of World Food Day.

For the anniversary, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations released an article on its USA and Canada page on World Food Day.

Now most of the information in the article gets linked back to the parent site and other world hunger organization pages, but many of the facts listed ultimately can be traced back to the USDA and other government sites.

Some of the numbers seem to be rounded up and older statistics (still within the past three years) in efforts to promote a call to action, but the numbers can only be so accurate when some data pours in from underdeveloped countries. The site also offers links to report inaccurate, or ever fraudulent, data.

The World Food Day site comes off as accurately based but more of a branch site for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations does business under a wordy title that seems to have no actual connection to the United Nations governing body.

All of the organization’s pages function with a .org url and not a .gov.

The activist group calls its readers to action with the statistics and facts it provides with the ultimate goal of irradicating hunger.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations moves people to advocate for world hunger.

“Because when it comes to hunger, the only acceptable number in the world is zero.” According to the World Food Day organization.

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