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Is the World Heading Towards Starvation?

September 05, 2012  by: Paulose  Points: 15   Category: Others    Views: 541

The food situation in the world is growing bad to worse. In spite of the advanced technologies, a global starvation is threatening the world. Prices of foods are soaring high breaking all previous records. Is the modern world heading towards hunger death?

         

The food situation is in a very precarious condition this year. Food prices are set to skyrocket around the world. Experts at the Unite Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation have warned against the soaring prices of food commodities in the global markets. Global food prices are breaking all the previous records this year.Over the past year the price of corn has risen 52 per cent, wheat 49 per cent and soybeans 28 per cent. The price of rice has risen by as much as 70% during the past year. As a result, the prices of cereals and other dairy and corn-based products are also shooting up.

According to a BBC report, quoting the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), rice prices are set to keep rising as demand for the staple is outstripping production. The World Bank says that the increase in the price of foodstuffs has pushed an extra 44 million people into poverty in the past seven months. What will happen if price rise force people to starve?

Heading towards a global starvation

Reasons for price rise and hunger of the world

There are many reasons for the increase in food price that causes more people go hungry.

1) Increasing global warming lead to factors such as monsoon failure in Asia, flooding in Indonesia and Bangladesh and cold weather in countries such as Vietnam and China which have greatly affected food production.

2) Because of the drought in many places of the world food costs are set to go up in the global markets. The degradation in the crop prospects may have an impact on prices of essential commodities for many years to come.

3) Drought in many countries including the US and monsoon failure in Asian countries have increased the level of price rise more. Corn in the US and soja in Russia have failed. Drought conditions has already hit many parts of Africa, causing food shortages. The ongoing hunger across many areas of Africa has combined to drive food prices higher.

4) Globalization and commercialism of the modern world play a vital role in causing imbalance between the demand and food supply. Commercialism has made the farmer starve and frustrated in agriculture. Only careful planning and global sharing can solve this problem.

5) Industrialisation and urbanisation are occupying the agricultural lands. Disgusted people involved in food production are also shifting to urban areas in search of jobs. Farmer suicide has become a routine problem in India.

6) Although the Green Revolution of the last century has trebled food production by introducing high-yielding staple food varieties, what makes the rise in cost that leads to one-sixth of humanity permanently hungry?

Is the world heading towards an inevitable starvation? What will be the consequences of such a disastrous situation? Can the world think of an amicable sharing? Can sharing save the world from hunger?
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