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Goal: 25,000 Progress: 18,787
Sponsored by: The Hunger Site

The Global Food Crisis, recognized by international news media in the face of escalating food prices in 2008, is not over. The World Food Programme estimates that 963 million people worldwide are undernourished, an almost unfathomable number. Hunger goes hand in hand with poverty all over the world.

The idea of "The Right To Food" originated in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which proclaims, "Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food..." But the world today does not reflect this universal right. Modern society has attempted to address hunger by simply producing more food, but this has not been effective as a long-term solution.

"The Right to Food" means that it is not enough for food prices to come down and food production to rise. An increase in food production must also benefit the world's poor and vulnerable populations. It must be environmentally sustainable and conceptually far-reaching; The Global Humanitarian Forum estimates that 45 million people are suffering from hunger due to climate change. And it must allow communities to do for themselves what no outside force has been able to do for them: to lift its members out of poverty and create a society that is self-sufficient and strong.

Ask U.S. President Barack Obama and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to recognize "The Right to Food" and help end the Global Food Crisis forever. Urge your national and international community to recognize The Right to Food. Sign the petition below and tell a friend.

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Dear United States President Barack Obama, and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon:

In spite of international attempts to resolve hunger by subsidizing the production of food in greater quantity, it remains a global problem. The World Food Programme estimates that there are 963 million undernourished people in the world, or one of every seven people. The Global Humanitarian Forum estimates that roughly 45 million people currently affected by chronic hunger are suffering due to climate change -- a number expected to double in the next 20 years.

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Oliver De Schutter, states: "Increasing agricultural production must go hand in hand with increasing the incomes of the poorest, particularly small-scale farmers, and switching to modes of production which do not contribute to climate change."

We must change the way we look at food production and distribution. To support an inalienable right to food, we ask that investments in agriculture such as farming subsidies be made in a thoughtful manner to best benefit those vulnerable to poverty and hunger. These efforts should not only provide more food, they should also create economically sustainable communities in which food production and distribution play an integral role. We ask that these investments be environmentally as well as socially responsible, supporting and rewarding environmentally sustainable practices.

We call upon you, as representatives of our national and international community, to take action to establish "The Right to Food" as an inalienable human right and an immediate political priority.

Petition Signatures

Apr 20, 2017 Cara Schmidt
Apr 12, 2017 Sarina Mathis
Apr 12, 2017 Jeffrey Bains
Apr 11, 2017 Michael Garrett
Apr 6, 2017 Francisco Jose Rosado Silva
Apr 6, 2017 Keth Luke
Apr 4, 2017 Melanie Huisman
Apr 4, 2017 Darren Mitton
Mar 31, 2017 Cathy Peterson
Mar 25, 2017 Dorothy Henry
Mar 24, 2017 Dorothy Milligan
Mar 23, 2017 Russell Jackson
Mar 21, 2017 anna myrha
Mar 14, 2017 Farrah Townsend
Mar 11, 2017 Sigfrido Losada Torreiro
Mar 9, 2017 Nadia Mousa
Mar 9, 2017 Sheila Pedraza
Mar 1, 2017 Ian Whitelaw
Feb 28, 2017 debra greenley
Feb 27, 2017 Fernanda Coelho
Feb 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 24, 2017 Kat Gallagher
Feb 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 12, 2017 sharon belson
Feb 11, 2017 Julia Earl
Feb 10, 2017 Stacey Govito
Feb 9, 2017 Roze McAlister
Feb 9, 2017 Mick McMahon
Feb 6, 2017 Linda Anderson
Jan 31, 2017 Mary Sanders No one should go without food or water! The earth is rich in resources; we have the tools, materials, and know-how to eliminate world hunger. The problem is only the greed that impedes their fair distribution.
Jan 31, 2017 Patricia Poole
Jan 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 22, 2017 julian zrnic
Jan 21, 2017 Debra Davidson
Jan 21, 2017 Jacqueline Mosley
Jan 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 18, 2017 Dalma Bugg
Jan 18, 2017 Nina Domergue
Jan 17, 2017 leslie shellberg
Jan 17, 2017 Iva Turato
Jan 17, 2017 Marie Perry
Jan 15, 2017 Cathy Doorten
Jan 14, 2017 Janine Corday
Jan 10, 2017 Selena Millman
Jan 10, 2017 Sue Jackson
Jan 8, 2017 S. A.
Jan 7, 2017 Tracy Birrell

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