One in Six People Go Hungry

There hasn’t been too much reporting about this lately, so it may have dropped off your radar, but the food shortage crisis is still an issue (IOW, it’s not a “non-event”).

The global financial meltdown has pushed the ranks of the world’s hungry to a record 1 billion, a grim milestone that poses a threat to peace and security, U.N. food officials said Friday.

Because of war, drought, political instability, high food prices and poverty, hunger now affects one in six people, by the United Nations’ estimate.

The financial meltdown has compounded the crisis in what the head of the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization called a “devastating combination for the world’s most vulnerable.”

Source: World hunger reaches the 1 billion people mark

Keep up with your food preps.  Make sure your plan includes long-term food storage, even if it’s just bulk foods.

— Rob

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