The food crisis: why can’t we just share?


If you did this lesson in class, you would have discussed the BIG QUESTION for ‘The global food crisis.’

This topic’s BIG QUESTION is:

If there is enough food in the world for everyone, why can't people just share?

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  • Actually the world has a great potential to feed everyone out there . The world population has almost reached 8 billion .

    Thats what i always think when someone asks me for a solution for food crisis "why can't we just share "

    On one hand countries like USA, UK ,Germany and many more developed countries have more than enough food and alot of it is wasted in restaurants and even houses .
    On the contrary countries like Somalia ,South Sudan and Ethiopia are unable to provide staple ingredients to their population.
    ## Shelf life :

    Many products can't be sent all around the world due to their shelf life or storage problem.

    ## political reason :

    I don't know much about politics bit i am quite sure that they play a important role .
    (If any one has a opinion on that please share with me )

    ## food waste :

    Food waste is the one of the most difficult waste to deal with .on daily basis a ton of food is wasted if we take precautionary measures on an individual level this may help but most importantly government should definitely do something to deal with this waste in an ethical manner .

    The waste for us may be life saving for others

    1. You made a good starting point about politics. I'm interested to see if any other students could explain why politics might be important here.

      1. Because the leaders have the ability to put programs and systems into practice on a large scale and they are the authority of food production and distribution of a state. Therefore they play a lead role in fighting against food insecurity.

        1. I think the government of the country has much say in the growth of some foods in their country where the country will only influence its citizens to grow specific foods which only increase income to the country forexample meat,rice,bread and so many others.
          Secondly the government can influence the sharing of food with other people in such a way that it can decide to put high taxes on the food forinstance the price of matooke at 20000ug shillings and this makes it hard for some people to afford it and those who afford it,decide to guard it jelously which makes it for them to share with those that donot have

      2. Politics is important here because it can take a valuable role in raising awareness about
        "sharing is caring".

        Now, how's it possible?

        It is possible in such a way that government may made such companies that do a creative advertisement on social media about sharing of food and put people's attention to this.

        Also, government can make up a subject on sharing of food at school levels to raise awareness among children.

        "what we have taught in childhood can't be forgotten."

      3. I think the government of the country has much say in the growth of some foods in their country where the country will only influence its citizens to grow specific foods which only increase income to the country forexample meat,rice,bread and so many others.
        Secondly the government can influence the sharing of food with other people in such a way that it can decide to put high taxes on the food forinstance the price of matooke at 20000ug shillings and this makes it hard for some people to afford it and those who afford it,decide to guard it jelously which makes it for them to share with those that donot have

      4. Because politicians can play vital role through their legislative powers and can more for general public

      5. politically,
        around the world,the most politicians are selfish and greedy that they would rather waste food than share with times countries are at war hence destroying gardens and stored food causing food insecurity in those countries forexample russia and ukraine at war.effects of war also cause soil infertility due contaminants that are been exposed to soil.further more most countries and leaders would rather sell food in export than just give to those who dont have forexample some countries might have more than enough food but they instead want to use it as a raw material to make other products for their satisfaction and also for money through export.
        i think,thats a political reason.dont you think so........

      6. Politics plays a decisive role in food distribution. To be honest though government says they are equal to everyone, but in reality they are not. Due to some agreements and disagreements countries and its government is hesitating to help other countries and some countries and its leaders are ignorant of the current situation. The governments are hesitant to take initiative of this situation and are focused on improving their fiscal and military power. I think they wouldn't do anything until they are forced to eat bugs for their appetite

        1. Great link to the eating bugs discussion!

      7. I think the politics can be important here as if government take serious actions on food wastage and make proper rules for restaurant and people to don't waste. I think it(food wastage) should be a crime.

        1. That is an interesting proposal, altruistic_cliff -- but how do you think such a law could be enforced? It would be very hard to define or to track what is avoidable wastage...

          1. The best way right now to figure out what we can do with the food waste some research we and the government make laws and wasting food should be prohibited if disposing it is extremely necessary we can make separate arrangements for it like throwing it i the bin is i think so very bad the person disposing off the food should also be aware of how he is disposing it off .
            I belong to Pakistan and I've witnessed people who are unable to afford even basic food items .

          2. It can't be enforced but if all the nation takes stand for this and do some effort then I think we can achieve this goal

      8. I think it would be correct to say that "Food crisis plays a important role in the politics" . Food security and political stability are often linked, although the relationship is complicated . Food security leads to political instability in a country.

      9. In a time full of wars and widespread diseases, there must certainly be a relationship to the policy of not sharing food through the application of a law that stipulates not to export and share food because it is possible for wars to continue and diseases to spread widely and for a long time, so they do not share food and do store it.

    2. Adding on your suggestion of food wastage,i think some people just donot know how to put small portions of what they can manage to eat on their plates but instead copy from what the friends she moved with are eating. The only solution i see is to sensitize people on how to budget and know what they are supposed eat,at what time to eat it and why should they eat it

      1. I agree because there is a serious need to revive to the food values and the values of the resources we concume and waste without considering consequences.

    3. Some of those food waste could be turned into natural manure or fertilizer for plants which we can harvest to produce more food resources or more food.

      1. I agree because its quite an idea for the organic wastage. But for our world its more about in organic or plastic we already disposed in the nature. The material which can't be decomposed. Such material should be banned or the laws and implementations must be ensured for such crime.
        I mean there is a serious need of discussion about the such wastage which is already the part of land, water and air.

    4. The political borders that were set and dispersed the countries of the earth into resource-poor countries and resource-rich countries, led to the spread of famine in countries and food drowning in other countriesIf all the people of the earth joined together, there would be no famine on the surface of the earth .

      1. I agreed with this point i mean if we can see world as global village through the connectivity and sharing the ideas. Why we cant co-exist on this mother Earth like the member of the same family. Somehow we need to break barrier of communication, culture, religion and socio-economic values without breaking the norms and dignity of the natural laws.
        On the other hand as far as political boundaries are concerns they can play healthy role if they want to. For instance if political power show positive influence they surely can reduce the poverty and hungar by indulging and sharing the resources with others in order to import the goods across the border. They can play important role to contribute in the healthy relationships across the border if they say no to terrorism, extremism and wars i.e. recent war between Russia and Ukraine.

      2. I agreed with this point i mean if we can see world as global village through the connectivity and sharing the ideas. Why we cant co-exist on this mother Earth like the member of the same family. Somehow we need to break barriers of culture, religion and socio-economic values for the sake of hungar crisis and climate change control without breaking the norms and dignity of the natural laws.
        On the other hand as far as politics can play healthy role in this senerio. For instance political leaders can influence the community on the large scale. Politics play role to stop wars which are destroying the food distribution chains and cause in rising inflation and cost of import goods.

    5. ##Food security & particular political system:

      The cause of sudden famines is very complicated, In democratic societies, there is more accountability & powerful interest group (which lessens the chance for famine) This explains how many democratic countries, even after experiencing successive period of poor harvest, rarely have experienced famines.

    6. Add to your review...
      Among the important reasons for this are:
      1. The large disparity in the cost of living.
      Many countries cannot afford the cost of products imported from countries with a high cost of living, such as: America, Britain, Germany and other countries.
      Therefore, the national products are sufficient as the problem of that crisis continues.
      2. Differing beliefs and opinions.
      This is whether religious or cultural. For example, we all know that Muslims have a lot of forbidden foods. This difference prevents Islamic countries from importing foodstuffs from other countries.
      3. The great difference in population pluralism between the countries of the world.
      For example: China, with a population of 2000,000,000 people, how much is needed to eliminate this crisis in China, I think a lot of food is needed from many countries.
      4. 4. Technological development in the 21st century.
      Where technology has been developed that fights terrain and weather and contributes to saving summer products in winter and vice versa
      Which helps countries to be satisfied with their production and not to consider the necessity of sharing between countries in terms of food products.

      1. I agree because... i must say excellent addition to the discussion.
        Tp find the solution to deal with the uneven disturbution of food should be the top priority for international policyholders.
        In my country Pakistan unlawful storage of food is also a serious isdue to deal with. Due to the illusion of scarcity a great deal of goods wasted due to climate crisis i.e. floods. Fruits and grains stored to create the situation of scarcity wasted.

    7. I agree, because in countries like Sri Lanka, Yemen, Ukraine and Sudan were they have very concerning levels of hunger and malnourishment, I doubt if any of these countries will take food waste lightly. In some cases, countries helping other countries out can be helpful in building international bonds and encouraging import-export trade. The broken cookies in a manufacture process can be used to put smiles on a lot of famished children faces so wasting edibles isn't going to help the situation.

    8. I totally agree with you @ attentive physics, especially, the idea of getting developed countries to help developing countries. It's a great solution. My regards to you.

      1. Thank you for the appreciation and regards as well. I am also thankful that you consider my suggestions valuable.

    9. I agree because
      The waste of food in some countries in restaurants and cafes may meet the needs of some countries that suffer from famine or have a food crisis.

    10. I agree because there are people out there who can't provide for themselves and there are people who have more than enough but can't share .Food wastage is rampant among people and like she said "The waste for us may be life saving for others".

    11. I disagree because. according to economics the rate of population increasing geometrically while food increases arithmetically and this theory can be agued about and the real question here is are we the ones wasting food or the food is being wasted by the environment. Some plants are used for ornamental purposes and some chemicals produced by them hinders growth of other plants around them and also causes loss of soil nutrients to be lost, so this can reduce or waste food as plants around may dry up and the the food being grown is wasted.

    12. I agree with you as well because You have many reasons to agree like tons of food waste which happens way too much nowadays. You are right about how politics play an important role in sharing the food which food can start costing a lot more now and now is much more in demand.

  • Sharing could be ok but countries are not ready to put in a surplus budget to feed other nations people this could put them in great economic depression that's is why platforms like WORLD FOOD PROGRAM are put in place so that the producing country doesn't loose out on its economy. If countries were to share, what they will share will be of low quantity or they will share those products of low quality which would result into diseases to those consuming the food. So pools like the World food Program do buy the food and give it out so contributing to these program could actually be sharing. but i disagree on a nation giving out food to other nation since it can also cause terrorist attacks

    1. I agree with you. Countries would lose their decent economy if they shared food, and if they shared food of low quantity that could cause diseases.

  • The issue is that not everyone would want to share what they have struggled and worked hard for with others . The other problem would be that the world economy might end up dropping because apart from wanting to have luxurious and nice thing most people around the world work for food so if food was free most people might end up reducing the amount of work the do or completely stop working which would affect the rate of production of things.

    1. I'm totally with you because if we share the food, the clothes...the world economy will fall down. The people won't work in the same way when it id for them as when it id for others and production could be affected. For example in France, we pay a lot of taxes so rich people leave the country in tax heavens or do embezzlement of funds to keep their money. That also can create more unemployment.

  • There are very many food crises around the world at the present time. One billion and one hundred million people, equivalent to 1/6 of the world, suffer from hunger and malnutrition. Seven million children in the world die annually due to hunger, due to the strong rise in the prices of raw materials, which led to the rise in food prices. The demand for purchasing food decreased, and famines spread, and these are some of the reasons that affect food crises such as conflicts and the lack of equitable sharing of food, as well as climate change, so we must all cooperate with each other to solve these problems, even if at the lowest costs and the least work, this will make a big difference, such as enhancing local food production, which is like intensifying agriculture and taking care of crops, this contributes to food production. It reduces famines and also educates generations about the dangers of famine, this will increase awareness among the people and the responsible persons will begin to take appropriate measures to reduce famines. Also, the state must provide job opportunities, as work reduces the proportion of famines by a large percentage due to the increase of income and increases economic activity in the state. That is why we must all unite and cooperate with the individual and the state in order for the individual and the state to live. The individual has a decent life without poverty or famine.

  • I think sharing food across the boundaries of a country is not very easy ... A country must be in good terms with others to get such help...
    Also they should use and store the given food supplies in better way.. otherwise its huge portion will be perished

    1. I agree with this comment and think people should store their supplies and give a little food to others.

    2. I actually agree because sharing of food from one country to another is not easy most especially when their is conflict, climate change etc the other country will not be able to supply food for other countrys.
      If we did not keep the food in a safe place, the food will get perished and if the food get perished the country will not be able to share with other countrys.

      1. I agree because... this situation was very common in our country during flood, many people face shortage of food and go to bed with hunger..

    3. You raise a very good point. Distributing perishable food supplies between countries is both hugely difficult logistically, but also politically.
      In terms of finding a different way to store and re-distribute food between potentially unfriendly neighbouring countries, do you think it would help for them to distribute their excess food via a single, non-political online marketplace (a bit like Transferwise distributes payments in different currencies)? The UN's World Food Programme tries to do something like this, but does not have anywhere close to the resources to buy food at global market prices and ship it to the regions around the world that need it most.

  • sharing of food among nations and countries is a big issue due to different reasons. every country
    has its own economic interests . food producing countries expect a good amount from consumer countries for their production. this aspect depends on their political and trade policies and relations . every country tries to save , increase and maintain their foreign exchange reserves during their trade with foreign country but political interests and other benifits are also kept in view. That's why sharing of food on international level becomes difficult

    1. Thank you for your comment. I agree with you and add to you that when food is imported from abroad, the state becomes not interested in the items that it takes from abroad. It knows that it will get it from a certain country. When importing from abroad, the economy and money become the other country, so work must be done to provide it in our country so that the money returns to the benefit of the state. In view of the wars that take place between countries, there are countries that cannot obtain some things because they are in hostile relations with a country

  • sharing of food on on individual level is a maater of sympathy and generosity while on national and international level it is the matter of business and trade profits .
    onindividual level people can share food with others if they have enough food for themselves which is difficult for everyone because everyone has not enough resources and most of world populatiin is living under the line of poverty.
    On national and international level, the sharing of food is done only on the basis of earning wealth and foreingn exchange . Countries and nations share food items without cost only when another country is in a disaster.

  • Initially, I would like to state that food sharing is way complicated than it seems. We can visualize the increasing raise in hunger rate. Even though there is enough food for whole world to eat till it's full.
    In my opinion the reasons of not sharing food are;
    1- Low level of morality of rich people
    2- Class difference
    3- Irresponsible use of resources

    1. Yes, food sharing is more complicated than it seems. There is more than enough food to feed everyone but people have different opinions and reasons why to not share food.

    2. Yes, I agree with you, and also one of the reasons for not sharing food is greed, they buy more than their needs and store it, miserliness, and fear that a drought will come when there is no food for them to eat,But good people buy enough to feed them for a few days and share the excess food and don't waste it or throw it away.

  • We can't share food with others because we are selfish. We always see our benefits.
    As individuals we always demand reward or price against every grain of food. Same is the case with countries. Every country wants to earn against it's products . When food is exported to other countries the cost of food items is increased due to shipping expenses and cost of labour . Poor people of poor countries can't afford expensive food to satisfy their hunger.
    Poor countries are suffering from many problems which hinder their progress in production of food as well as progress in economy.
    Here the role of world leaders becomes more vital because they have take bold decisions for the import and export of food without taxes on low and subsidized labour cost. But again conflicts of different nature restrict them to do so.

    1. I disagree because it is not only a question of selfishness. The states are in debts of billions of euros, so they can't spend money as they want. They also can't do that because of the environment. For example, if France often exported food to Sudan, the carbon footprint would increase.

  • It is largely said sharing is caring . Well! we do take it in a serious notion however, everyone is always selfish for some necessity or the other .
    Some do have a little food to consume each day but are selfish to share with any individual foreign to them cause they too have small quantity of it themselves. They have to feed their children and parents too.
    Then comes the families who have a vast variety on their table each day however not everybody believe in share food.
    Food is all what is the reason for fights and conflicts. That is unequally gathered and stored by different groups in the society

  • There is enough food in the world for nobody to go hunger. But due to lack of administration and selfishness, people do not want to share their food. Actually, we don't respect humanity. Despite the world is facing hunger, we only care about ourselves. We want to eat to our fill.
    Only if we put ourselves in that situation, we can understand what hunger truly means.

    1. I actually agree with this comment. I agree because, there is food for everyone. Not just us but for other people in need. Even though we need food also, most people need it more. If we have our needings and things we want, why not just share?

    2. You make a good point that a lack of overall administration of global food production and sale, coupled with national self-interest, is restricting our ability to share otherwise adequate food resources. How might we realistically convince individual nations not to hoard vital food or vaccines? Could social media play a part, by making people aware of the limitations in other countries? Or should we take a more practical route, by signing more multilateral trade agreements and reciprocal access agreements?

  • In the world there is enough food to feed all over the world. But the reasons for refusing to share the food consists of many reasons:
    1. Developed countries are dominant over developing and under developed countries. They make those countries dependent on them.
    2. The person who is rich has more food but they waste it a lot and often complain that the quality of food is not good. But on the other hand, the poor are not able to afford to eat three times a day.
    3. Due to export and import policies of various countries. Some countries have imposed ban on trade with a particular country for various reasons.
    4. Rising the prices of food intentionally and creating artificial scarcity makes the poor people to starve.
    5. Even politics has contribution in these issues. Socioeconomic conflicts, government instability, militarism and corruption are some of the contributions to food insecurity.

    I think that we can share food to others if there is an excess or if we don't like a particular food. If each and every people in the world share their food with others, the poor would be able to get food three times a day and getting food regularly is the key to get out of poverty.

  • I belongs to Pakistan. The main reason that we cannot share the food with other countries is conflict due to conflict we cannot share the food with other countries. It want that the quantity of food of one country should be more while the quantity of food of other country should be less. If the quantity of food production of both countries are equal then food cannot be share.

  • There are mainly three reasons for why this can't work out as good as it many sound in theory.
    Food has a duration period of being safe to consumed after this period it is no longer safe most of the food that goes to waste is expired or spoil.
    2.Economic reason.
    People who produce food on large scale employ workers those workers have families also the owner of the farm has a family and how shall the workers on the farms be paid if food is just given out for free?
    3. Government
    Government money have tried to support sharing by giving businesses that donate tax cuts but still that is't enough governments should also give financial support to Non Government charities.

  • In my opinion, people have enough food to keep everyone healthy and full.

    Why can't we just share?

    Countries like USA, UK etc have more than enough food to feed everyone and make nobody hungry but (the food) is shared unequally. This is because some people are selfish, greedy and don't think about anyone else but themselves. A lot of food is wasted in restaurants and even in homes. Nobody (only some people) think about how the food they throw out on a daily basis could be a hungry person's meal or even last them the day.

    Personally, I think restaurants should keep the food that is left over and give it to the poor/homeless. Normal people should, instead of throwing food away, should also either give to charity, homeless or homeless shelters. Rich or wealthy people can spend some of their money to give to the homeless and charities.

    This was my opinion. Thank you.

    1. Great point vivacious_chemistry! Why do you think people don't do what you have suggested?

    2. Hi @vivacious_chemistry

      You are right! restaurants and homes throw away so much food, we could definitely donate unopened and fresh items to the foodbanks.

      But how could we solve this in other countries that need it? Do we just send over fresh food on a plane? then we would be harming the environment? any ideas?

    3. Yea I mean maybe some people could share with the kindness of their hearts I mean I would but some people just don't want to but I would recommend people do share with the millions of people that are starving

  • there is enough food indeed but i also wounder why we cannot share.In the world were we are not equal like our fingers were some fingers are longer than the others .this is the same way the world is just not fair with some people, some people are rich and others are poor. I cannot just blame the rich for not sharing with the poor because i think they cannot share with them due to the following reasons;
    *Some foods are perishable like tomatoes,fish,bread whivh makes it very hard to transport them from one country to another.
    *Some countries cannot share because their selfish.they just dont waant to share with others

    1. Lots of the food that is going to waste in is particular areas of the world. What are some of the challenges of distributing food across the world?

      1. The main challenges during the distribution of food are:
        ## policies
        ## transportation
        ## product and service complexity

    2. I'm not sure about this because although there are many perishable foods, these foods can be canned or frozen to increase their shelf life. For example we have tinned tomatoes, frozen fish and canned beans etc. For the part of selfishness, countries can't actually be "selfish" because they are under the law of the U.N. The whole objective of the U.N is to promote peace within countries under the body, so I think in my opinion the correct word to use in this case, is reserved.

  • yes people cannot share because they find it difficult to share some kinds of foods to people since when they give them those foods they willnot grow in their land forexample in the sahara desert areas were their soils are infertile to grow some kinds of food matooke,sweetpotatoes,yams,rice and many others

    1. I think this is agreeable and some people shouldn't share their crops.

  • For sure why not share that's a very nice question.
    Indeed if we used to share with others we wouldn't probably even know the term food crisis because among the countries we all know that they are indeed countries that can feed the whole world due to their advanced agricultural industries and high development.
    But rather instead the real question is What is refusing us to share this food?

    Answer to the Question
    I probably think that one of the reasons why this food can't be shared is because these developed countries that could help others lack unity like Russia and Ukraine we all know those two countries can do a lot of great things for this world if they actually cooperate rather than fight, because the actual thing is that one country alone can't really supply all the people with food so this would require some help by more developed countries like USA,UK and other countries in that range. If these countries could just decide to come together with an aim of ending the food crisis and they set strategies on how to supply food to those countries that are really facing this problem then trust me this world will not even remember that it once had a food crisis.

    Still about unity is that as much as these countries can share their food they also faced a problem of disunity among the countries they are giving to food. This is in a way that these countries like Somalia are having wars now and then and Somalia is among the countries suffering the food crisis but because of these wars (of course mainly caused due to lack of unity) these developed countries may send the food to that country and it may probably not be delivered due to fear of losing lives among the people sent to deliver this food so in simple terms they scare the people who could give them food away.
    OR this food may be shot or blasted by the weapon's firings.
    So as we really blame developed countries for not sharing food with those countries which don't have food we should also think of as well checking why they don't share with us their food.

    So my main point in all this was really lack of unity among both the possible suppliers and the possible receivers.
    And we usually say that we are only as strong as we are united and weak as divided so we really need to gain that spirit of unity to stop this food crisis problem.

  • First 🤥 of all, the world's population is a lot cause i think like 8 billon people living in it. That's what i think sometimes when someone comes and asks me why don't you share. That question in my ears it sounds bad at all times when a person says it. Here in Uganda, sometimes sharing is a problem but there is a way that me and you can fix that. Some people here like pouring food in the trash cans and they don't know that it's wastage of food but rather than wasting it they can share it with one another like us here, we have a lot of needy people and they need that food to be okay. Rather than wasting the food, we should just it with people who need.

  • According to me regional disputes between countries should end in order to solve the food crisis.When regional disputes end, countries will be able to trade easily with each other,due to which food will be affordable to the poor wil be easier

    1. It's easy enough to say this... But do you think it will ever realistically happen? No. Because conflict is ever-present, and even though the world would be a much better place without conflict, it will likely never go away. Think about current affairs, the Ukraine - Russia war, do you think that will just end? There is massive conflict of interest, and this can be seen as an example of conflict of interest, the main reason these disputes will just never disappear, because people will always value their opinion and way of life more than others, meaning in their stubbornness and ignorance, they will in turn affect the immediate population of their entire countries

    2. This is a very important point -- regional conflicts are a critical reason why it is often so logistically difficult to get food to where it is needed most.
      An additional problem is that food is traded on a global marketplace, so that even a regional conflict can cause global prices to rise (especially if that region is one of only a few producers of a particular type of food). Do you think the world could be made more resilient by using greenhouses and hydroponic technology to grow a wide variety of vital foods in every country around the world?

  • The world has many opportunities to feed all the needy countries, such as some Arab countries and some countries from the African continent. It also has capabilities to produce food, such as the presence of some agricultural lands, the abundance of water and the fertility of the soil. The pages began to spread on social networking sites, trying to make them aware of wasting food and throwing it in the garbage. Others, whom we describe as people who educate the next generation, are trying to educate the next generation that food is useless to throw away and neglect. The crops are the land in which all kinds of food are produced. The most important way is our participation in not neglecting the food and not throwing it away. don't neglect it

  • Food prices hicked in all over the world after the Covid-19 pandemic. Pakistan also suffered in this situation, food prices increases drastically, but Govt. didn't take steps to overcome the artificial increase in prices.

    How we can solve the conflicts of countries to overcome the food crises in all over world??

    1. Firstly, your two points are completely unrelated to each other. In response to the first points, the covid pandemic caused prices to rise as businesses struggled to survive altogether, the governments paid out billions across the globe in order to accommodate for people's survival, they didn't have more money to invest into food for people, they paid the people to pay the food giants. The increase wasn't "artificial", it was necessary for the businesses to survive and be able to produce any food at all to stock the shelves.

      Secondly, because conflict is ever-present, and even though the world would be a much better place without conflict, it will likely never go away. Think about current affairs, the Ukraine - Russia war, do you think that will just end? There is massive conflict of interest, and this can be seen as an example of conflict of interest, the main reason these disputes will just never disappear, because people will always value their opinion and way of life more than others, meaning in their stubbornness and ignorance, they will in turn affect the immediate population of their entire countries

  • In fact most countries, governments give money to the leaders to distribute food according to the areas they manage to give to the needy now like in Uganda the government gives money to Members of parliament and you can find that most MPs use the food for their own benefits and give very little to the communities of which this food can't last for more than 2 days in one home and this is because of having corrupt leaders.
    Then we also have rich countries like USA, England, Russia and many others which have a lot of food but just waste it like the produced food can get rotten because of selfishness yet they could simply donate some food to some under developed countries like Uganda, DRC and South Sudan because most people are dying of hunger and if the above countries would help these poor countries by now this world would be far.
    And also as they say "The food you are wasting could help others."

    1. Sounds very reasonable I would easily agree with your comment.

      1. Can you explain why?

  • How we can solve the conflicts of countries to overcome the food crises in all over world??

  • As a Pakistani,in my point of view,There's enough food in the world for everyone at the moment,but the point is that not everyone can access it.Many regions in Africa and the Middle East depend on wheat imports from Ukraine and Russia ,two of the world's largest wheat producers,as well as barley,rapeseed and sunflower which are now stuck in silos.On one hand countries like USA, UK ,Germany and many more developed countries have more than enough food and a lot o of it is wasted in restaurants and even houses .Many products can't be sent all around the world due to their shelf life or storage problem.

  • The world is facing uneven distribution of food because of some reasons like unemployment, low income and poverty. About 821 people in the world are under nourished with lack of food. There are multiple risk factors that affect the distribution of food weather conditions , war,political issues and etc. In countries like US,Germany and etc have surplus food and wastes 40 million tons of food every year. The countries like syria, somalia, south sudan have widespread hunger.
    We can take many primitive measures not to waste food.
    "Throwing away food is like stealing from the table of poor"

    1. Is 821 people correct?

      1. In 2020, between 720 and 811 million people faced hunger. But in 2022 , 828 million people still go hunger.

  • If there is enough food in the world for everyone, why can't people just share?
    This is due to human instinct, because people,by nature, loves possession and being in the top, and this is how countries see that their natural wealth is a weapon to confront other countries,As it results in the submission of some countries and the implementation of the political interests of the controlling state , so the reason is the fear of losing their control,And this is what is happening now with (wheat)

  • There is enough food to feed 8 billion people on earth 🌍.The world's more food producing countries are China, India,US and Brazil.They feed most of world's population .While Russia and Ukraine has a large amount of wheat which is blocked for some countries.This is supply problem.
    Few countries having very less population as comparing to their food production and resources don't export there food and are eating themselves easily.They are not facing problem of food shortage.They should export food to poor countries.
    Another reason is that trading paths are busy.Climate changes have also effected self food producing countries.Recently flood in Pakistan has destroyed our 33.3% of fields and crops of wheat 🌾, rice,onion, tomato 🍅 e.t.c.
    Civil war in Srilanka and some African countries has also destroyed their food storages and trade.
    All these things are causes of less sharing of food while worlds has enough food to fulfill our needs.

  • Our world produce enough food to feed every person on this earth but there are some certain circumstances which held in its way and the food is unable to supply to every person
    In my opinion if we keep everything aside poverty, conflicts,ecomics
    We would see that tge6re is still a reason because of the food is not supplied to every person is
    "" Lack of production of food or import of the food ""
    If we take the example of wheat we would see that because of the Ukraine and Russia war is there is sulpher in supplying of wheat to Europe countries because 30% of the Ukraine sweet is supplied whole around the world so I think that this also affect in providing the food to everyone
    "" Storage of food ""

  • World has enough to feed 8 million people, but why is everyone looking for a solution to the global food crisis? I read about this topic, and it really caught my attention, so I decided to search and find out more. When I searched for it, I recognized that about 828 million people go to bed hungry every night, and the number of people facing acute food insecurity has increased - from 135 million to 345 million - Since 2019. Moreover, there are about 50 million people in 45 countries on the brink of famine. I was really stunned, and I looked for the reasons. Why is this happening? Because of these reasons: prices, climate shocks, and the economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. Not only these, but also politics and the validity period. From my point of view, I think that if a person was content to put in a plate enough without an increase, we could provide food for other people. For example, when you go to the restaurant, do not order large quantities of food, because when you feel full, the rest will go to waste, and this will increase the food crisis. We will be able to solve the food crisis when we think about each other before acting like that. Besides, we can encourage our governments to establish some factories for canning food that the country is rich of in order to send food supplies for starving countries as in Africa.

    1. Can you share where you found your information?

      1. I found this information after searching deeply on the internet

        1. It's best to give links to where you find facts so that others can check as well.

  • I think sharing is the key for solving this crisis. If we could share food effectively, we can save millions from the beast of hunger. Sharing means caring. Human being has feelings towards each other. We can't deny the existence of the people who need our help right now. However, what can we do to help them? I thought deeply and I realized if everyone express his/ her willing to send food supplies to poor countries by reaching our voices to our country leaders through different ways such as social media apps, emailing the governments' offices , helding popular campaign to tell them we are a united globe.

  • There is rate race in the world for getting influence over others.People tend to share only waste stuff with others.They are less prone to share food on the name of humanity.Thats why food crisis is not minimising but increasing day by day

  • There are many reasons that we cannot share food but I discuss only two most important reasons;*Conflicts, *Climate change. Conflicts are very important because due to conflicts we cannot trade with other countries. I belong to Pakistan. There is a conflict between Pakistan and India. So we cannot trade with India. Another reason is climate change. Due to climate change floods and rains occur, which destroy crops. `` Why the trade of SARC is flopped ?`` Because all the countries which are the member of SARC produce same types of crops. So they cannot trade with eachother.

  • Our mother earth has the potential to feed every being on her. Actually it is estimated that the one third of the food produced are wasted which counts up to 1.3 billion tons. Well thinking the point that people can’t share is seems kind of off to me. I know people who value every bit of grain and a passion to end world hunger. Not every human could reach out to every other human who is hungry. A foundation must be created internationally which can stall their foundations to every bit of land around the world and could collect the food that is either donated or about to go waste and distribute to extend of people going hungry. The FAO can take initiative for this since their goal of ending world hunger by 2030 is nearing to the ridge. This could save tons of food going waste and can actually put Earth to the “hunger-free”planet.

    1. I like your views of an organisation that spans borders easygoing_signature. How do you think this organisation would be funded to move all the surplus food around?

  • The population in some countries are more than their food resources like Nigeria the population alone in Lagos can form a country on it’s own but the resources are little.And this is because a lot a people still believe in white collar jobs many graduates don’t have jobs because they are waiting for white collar jobs but if they put that time into something like farming they can both earn money and still provide food for the country,if this is being done and the rate at which people give birth reduces the population and food resources will be equal the food resources may even be more

  • The overall population of world is about 8 billion and there is enough food to feed all over them. But 828 million people are still facing hunger.
    The question rises here why they are hungry?
    The reason is that some people have more than there need and they do not want any else to compete with them and they waste a lot of food every single day instead of giving it to some needy.
    The reason for "why can't we just share" is our low morality level and class difference.

  • 1. If there is enough food in the world for everyone, why can’t people just share?
    Yes! There is more than enough food in this world. Every country is blessed with abundant assortment of food both known and yet to be discovered by man. One man’s food is another man’s poison they say, so food to one may not necessarily be palatable to another.

  • There are certain reasons why can't some countries share food among other countries there is a common example Pakistan and India they are not sharing food because of conflicts
    *Climate change
    *Storage Capacity
    *Political reasons
    *Food waste

    1. This is a good list peaceful_cliff. Which of these reasons do you think has the biggest impact? I wonder if anyone else has a view on this too?