News Report (translated from Spiegel Online): The director of the UN World Food Program, Ralf Südhoff criticizes Western politics for being shortsighted: “The financial crisis hasn’t even turned into an economic crisis yet, but already everyone has forgotten about the starving people and the victims of HIV in third-world countries. But a billion hungry people are a real threat!”
My Comment: The authorities are afraid of having hungry people turn up at their own homes! Chances are that Africa will be completely forgotten during the crisis. After all, only an awareness of the common “body” (or system) and a vision of our clear interdependency with each other, can force humanity to think about the third world.
A question I received: What will happen to agriculture during the current global crisis?
My Answer: It will also experience a crisis.
- the global urban population is over 50%
- 95% of the people live on just 10% of the land
My Comment: Unlike the previous times of hunger, it’s no longer possible to survive by having your own parcel of land.