Should the federal government maintain the social safety net for all of its citizens? One in seven Americans receive food stamps, a number that's up sharply since the financial crisis. Most experts agree unemployment and underemployment have contributed to the number of people in need of food assistance. The government should stop expanding food stamps because of many reasons which are people are so dependent on the government, there is a lot of fraud that goes on while receiving food stamps, and that the government is spending way too much money on the poor while other things can help them get back on their feet. Some people may argue that access to food stamps is essential for needy families.
In the world today, we have many of brilliant people that care about those starving people that can find ways to try and help them learn new ways to grow crops. Almost three quarters of the undernourished are to be found among the poverty stricken multitudes of Asia and the Pacific. Africa has almost a high proportion of undernourished people (and in the drought areas over the past three years, a much higher one), but generally within smaller national populations. Statistics state that each year 15 million children die of hunger related causes. This means, everyday throughout the world, 40,000 children die.
Starbucks Behind the Veil In 2008 there were reports that Starbucks was wasting millions of water in the United Kingdom each day. This was due to the companies’ policy of keeping faucet taps running non-stop at thousands of stores around the world. The Sun estimated that Starbucks wasted 6.2 million gallons of water daily and the staff was instructed not to turn off the water in order to keep germs from breeding inside the taps. In my opinion that does not make any sense. I could see I there were scientific facts or data that would confirm that statement to be true and that by running the water it prevented germs but nothing has been issued to the media outlets such as the TV news stations with this type of comment to my knowledge.
We should care about our environment by ordering smaller amounts of food when in restaurants. Many people in the restaurants order too much food especially in buffets but when they finish their dinner, we can see there are still have some food left on the dishes. I was one of them who always wasted food when I was done with my meal. I didn’t realize that the food I tossed in the trash could impact our environment and lead to pollution concerns. In the book, Bloom said “it’s easier for today’s children to waste food because they are so removed from its origins.” The reason why we waste food easily is we don’t have the chance to plant, water, or nurse the plants by ourselves, so we don’t know how hard it is to plant and grow the food.
This is very important because food is one of the most important and basic things people want, and lots of revolutions broke out because of famine. Moreover, the war had separated families, since many men were conscripted, and families often lived in fear, knowing that husbands or fathers might be dead. Moreover, in autumn, 50 percent of the enterprises closed down in important industrial centers, leading to mass unemployment, while the wost of living increased severely. Real wages of the workers were about half of what they had been in 1913, and Russia's national debt was 50 billion rubles. Russia thus faced bankruptcy.
I’m certain that in today’s modern world, half of the things we eat are cloned. The growth of food is low that the only way to populate our society from starvation or hunger is to clone more food. Now let’s take this matter into another country. In Africa, millions of people are starving each and every day due to lack of food and shelter. The people in Africa don’t have the capability of developing a technology that far exceeds our technology at this moment.
As according to Kolko (2012), poverty in one nation is similar but exclusively different from poverty in another. Appropriately the characteristics of poverty correlate to the definition of a wicked problem. Access to wholesome nutritional food should be attainable by everyone. In today’s society fast food is more readily available than fresh foods, as dairy and vegetables are more costly (McDermott & Stephens, 2010). Households are “forced” to purchase inferior processed food, as nutritional food has become unaffordable (Hill 2012).
Also, because tariffs were removed due to the new reform, less expensive food flooded into Africa. People who were solely dependent on farming lost their jobs and couldn’t keep up with the new and cheaper food coming in to the country and were forced to abandon their farms. This is crippling Africa because when workers can’t make money and invest into the economy, there is nothing stimulating the economy. Thus, everything is more expensive and money isn’t being made by businesses (Red Orbit). The other problem in African nations is the citizens don’t trust the government.
The rate of population growth in most Sub-Saharan African countries was so high that domestic demand for food could not match the supply, this therefore led to widespread of hunger, decline in the exportation of agricultural produce and the fall of the market share of Africa’s major export (World Bank 1989). The statistics presented by the World Bank (2010) shows that the total agricultural export of Nigeria dropped from 445515000 to 228226000 from 1981 to 1990, leading to a 49 percent drop in exports while the export of other African countries like Niger also dropped by 29 percent from 86978000 to 61773000 within the same number of years. Nigeria experienced a period of oil boom in the 1970s where they depended on petroleum for most of their export earnings. This provided funds for the industrial take-off within the economy. Nigeria was over dependent on petroleum export and the over dependency became apparent in the 1980s when the oil boom of the 1970s turned into the oil doom.
Each day, 963 million people go hungry. Although there are people in poverty in the United States and in other developed countries, those living in developing countries are at greater risk for what has been called absolute poverty, (a condition where a person does not have the minimum amount of income needed to meet the minimum requirements for one or more basic living needs over an extended period of time). Women and Children constitute the majority of impoverished people across the globe. As Americans and Europeans it is in our best interest to help poor people escape poverty and to help hungry people escape hunger, Poverty is a silent killer, (Dr. Pinstrup-Andersen). The United Nation Children's Fund (UNICEF) figures show that 25,000 children die each day from poverty alone.