World Hunger Review


Rasul Rahman, Writer

World hunger is a serious problem in today’s society. We wish everyone in the world could be fed to the fullest but that is not the case. I asked Quinyon Norman 19′ about the issue he said “The rich should pay more taxes and help out the middle and lower classes,” and maybe he’s right.

1 in 7 people are hungry and ⅓ of food is wasted. The vast majority of the world’s hungry people live in developing countries, and sub-saharan Africa is the region with the highest prevalence (percentage of population) of hunger. One person in four there is undernourished. Other parts of the worlds are struggling to provide their citizens with nutrition and they are suffering as well. J’Shawn Taylor 20′ told me, “God! I feel for the people who are hungry. Like, I throw away food and now realize I’ve taken it for granted.”

We take for granted here in the U.S. so many things, food included. We don’t appreciate what we got going for us and others don’t reap the benefits from our progression as a nation. We need to take into consideration the necessary things that humans need to survive with (i.e. food, water, shelter) and not take for granted what we have. We can even support those who don’t have access to food. I asked Jordan Wyer 21′ what can we as Whitney Young students do to support food deprivation and she said “You can always donate to Food shelters and the Salvation Army, and always consider to take into consideration others who can’t afford to eat when you throw your own food away!” We should follow her advice and maybe, just maybe the world can change and everyone can eat good.