Tackling Hunger a Moral, Security, Economic Imperative

It is a moral, ethical and spiritual imperative.. Romans 12:20 “On the contrary: ‘If your enemy is hungryfeed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink…'”

From Sojourners.com:

This weekend, amid key discussions on the future of Afghanistan and media attention on the strained relationship between the United States and Pakistan, members of the Group of Eight (G8) announced its commitment to theNew Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition which will seek to “lift 50 million people out of poverty over the next 10 years through inclusive and sustained agricultural growth.”

In a speech given at the Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security last Friday (May 18), President Barack Obama laid out his vision for what theAlliance could achieve, in co-operation with the private and non-profit sectors, in terms of seeing global hunger eradicated in the next decade. On tackling hunger, he stated:

“It’s a moral imperative, it’s an economic imperative, and it is a security imperative. For we’ve seen how spikes in food prices can plunge millions into poverty, which, in turn, can spark riots that cost lives, and can lead to instability. And this danger will only grow if a surging global population isn’t matched by surging food production. So reducing malnutrition and hunger around the world advances international peace and security — and that includes the national security of the United States.”

Read the full story: http://sojo.net/blogs/2012/05/23/tackling-hunger-moral-security-economic-imperative/

2012-08-24T01:59:44+00:00

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