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Goal: 25,000 Progress: 18,705
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


Sep 29, 2016 Claire Kennedy
Sep 29, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 28, 2016 Dee Ann Neely
Sep 16, 2016 cindy stein
Sep 15, 2016 John Burke
Sep 14, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 14, 2016 Christine Mathers
Sep 13, 2016 Sue Ellen Lupien
Sep 13, 2016 Dean OBrien
Sep 9, 2016 Dana Nelson
Sep 9, 2016 Marilyn Martin
Sep 7, 2016 Virginia Dempsey
Sep 6, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 5, 2016 Anna Bratchkova
Sep 4, 2016 Roxanne Pranger
Sep 3, 2016 sarah makins
Sep 3, 2016 Virginia Dempsey
Sep 1, 2016 Sandy Spiwak-Wallin Food should be a human right and not a privilege...
Aug 31, 2016 Jason Wood
Aug 31, 2016 Rohan Wijesekera
Aug 31, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 31, 2016 Kara Vesely
Aug 31, 2016 Donna Shellabarger
Aug 31, 2016 Mary Ober
Aug 31, 2016 Jim Coleman
Aug 31, 2016 Linda Cratty
Aug 31, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 31, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 31, 2016 Vicki Butler
Aug 31, 2016 Angela Guilliams
Aug 31, 2016 Janet Mila McClarren
Aug 31, 2016 Georgan Gregg It's high time that food is a RIGHT of all!
Aug 31, 2016 Diane Gibson
Aug 31, 2016 Burt Beeman
Aug 31, 2016 Ana Carbunescu
Aug 31, 2016 S L Vinas
Aug 31, 2016 Patricia Chandler Food is vital and people are primary.
Aug 31, 2016 Debra Wills
Aug 31, 2016 Pasquale Cavallo
Aug 31, 2016 Bridget Blitz, LCSW As a social worker, I urge you to help the world's people and environment. Thank you for your attention to this crucial issue.
Aug 31, 2016 Shashank Pulmati
Aug 31, 2016 Praesens Absens
Aug 31, 2016 Margaret Walker
Aug 31, 2016 Tod Stewart This is SO important! We all must recognize each person's right to food and how we can all come together to ensure that each receives needed food!
Aug 31, 2016 Orlando Linhares
Aug 31, 2016 Almides Lemes de Sá
Aug 31, 2016 Bernadete Lemes de Sá
Aug 31, 2016 Janice Kavadas We need your help to make changes in food production and distribution! The public needs help in putting this into operation. Start a movement to inform people how to help themselves!
Aug 31, 2016 Heather Carlyle
Aug 31, 2016 Janet Blocker

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