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Childhood Hunger

Posted Jun 24, '12 at 9:03pm

miniphu

miniphu

72 posts

Recently, I saw a documentary about childhood hunger in the US.  About 1 in 5 kids go hungry.  How much of a problem is this immediately, and what implications does this have for the country?

 

Posted Jun 25, '12 at 12:29am

Skeleton_Pilot

Skeleton_Pilot

1,290 posts

Forget the gap between the rich and the poor... the gap we should really be focusing on is the gap between the hungry and the fat! xP

Seriously though, I do think we would have enough food for everyone if our portions weren't so high.

 

Posted Jun 25, '12 at 9:00am

miniphu

miniphu

72 posts

So it's a problem of distribution and not actual resources?

 

Posted Jun 25, '12 at 11:52am

HahiHa

HahiHa

5,006 posts

Knight

So it's a problem of distribution and not actual resources?

That's probably the case, not only for the US, but globally.

Just google 'food waste' and you get the wiki article, for example.

 

Posted Jun 25, '12 at 12:04pm

EmperorPalpatine

EmperorPalpatine

4,977 posts

So it's a problem of distribution and not actual resources?

While 1 in 5 children go hungry, about 1 in 5 children are obese. Link.

 

Posted Jun 25, '12 at 1:49pm

danielo

danielo

1,378 posts

Its all about the money money, money...

there is no short of food in USA. the problme is the poor families, who, when dont have money, soppused by your gov' to, basicly, die in quitely.
if a structer building labor man, who work realy hard, break is leg, from wher he will get 5000$? and he is not working at this time. so he get broke, and in the best case his kids go to foster houses.

am i right?

 
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