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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

Nov 28, 2015 frances surratt
Nov 28, 2015 Fatma Öncü
Nov 27, 2015 Ronald Tanguy
Nov 25, 2015 Penny Fleischman
Nov 24, 2015 Lynne Johnson
Nov 24, 2015 gwen p
Nov 24, 2015 christine burgess
Nov 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 24, 2015 christina bergström
Nov 22, 2015 Stacy Bell
Nov 21, 2015 Dana Sklar
Nov 19, 2015 Becky Waltz
Nov 17, 2015 Roberta Bono
Nov 17, 2015 Billy Smith
Nov 17, 2015 Elma Pjanic
Nov 15, 2015 Marie Hemphill
Nov 7, 2015 Robina Ingram-Rich
Nov 3, 2015 Zephanie Locker-Lampson
Nov 3, 2015 ana trillo
Nov 1, 2015 Ana Mendes
Oct 30, 2015 Júlia Asbóth
Oct 28, 2015 Laurie Funderburk
Oct 25, 2015 Mary Delgado
Oct 25, 2015 Dorothea Keuper-Reis
Oct 24, 2015 TIM SCHAFER
Oct 20, 2015 Rosie Albanese
Oct 20, 2015 Sharon Saunders
Oct 20, 2015 Erica Pinto
Oct 20, 2015 Ana Rivera
Oct 20, 2015 Heidi Francis
Oct 19, 2015 Rachel Vaughan
Oct 19, 2015 Maggie Grant
Oct 18, 2015 David Schaechtel
Oct 18, 2015 Tracy Atkin Uncontaminated and sustainable food is our birthright.
Oct 18, 2015 leta rosetree
Oct 18, 2015 Adrienne Ross
Oct 18, 2015 Jan Yoder Food should be free, so should any of the basic human needs, such as, water, shelter and heat.
Oct 18, 2015 Edith Belcher
Oct 18, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 18, 2015 Elizabeth L Moreno
Oct 18, 2015 (Name not displayed) We need to help out peoples that need help and food and water.
Oct 18, 2015 Suzanne Halka It is long past time that everyone had enough food to eat. Please help.
Oct 18, 2015 Robert Alvarez If everyone--EVERYONE--did what they could, is it not possible that famine could become a thing of the past?
Oct 18, 2015 Paris Eiffel
Oct 18, 2015 Gary Gately
Oct 18, 2015 susan rose
Oct 18, 2015 Gerardine Daniels
Oct 18, 2015 Beth Patterson
Oct 18, 2015 Michelle Berry And Here's how to do it!!!!

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