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Goal: 25,000 Progress: 18,657
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


Aug 31, 2016 Heather Carlyle
Aug 31, 2016 Janet Blocker
Aug 31, 2016 Jennifer Prescott
Aug 31, 2016 Linda Owen
Aug 31, 2016 Midge Ridgway I can recall many of times of growing up with no food in the house, so I can definitely relate to those who suffer from hunger pains, also all children deserve nutritious food to grow and achieve. Have a great day.
Aug 31, 2016 Sandi Hebley
Aug 31, 2016 Joann Evans
Aug 31, 2016 Linda Weaver
Aug 31, 2016 william swank
Aug 31, 2016 James Herron In this day and age, there is simply no reason that all can not be provided with adequate food and clean water. So much money is wasted on wars which make weapon manufacturers and providers of war materials rich, yet we can't feed the needy?!!! It's sad!
Aug 31, 2016 Gloria Bryant When food is being tossed into the garbage and people are going hungry and even dying from lack of food, there is NO valid reason not to do whatever is necessary to correct this inequality.
Aug 31, 2016 Cindy Perilstein
Aug 31, 2016 Line Taillade
Aug 31, 2016 Eric Christopherson
Aug 31, 2016 daniele walker
Aug 31, 2016 Christine Redmond In this world, there is no excuse, except greed and violence! Please do the right thing!
Aug 31, 2016 Sue Amell
Aug 31, 2016 Alan Fortune
Aug 31, 2016 Sharon Evans-Ford
Aug 31, 2016 Gail Kieler
Aug 31, 2016 Bobi Gallagher
Aug 31, 2016 Lydia Lafferty
Aug 31, 2016 Susan Pitman
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Aug 31, 2016 Cheri Alexander
Aug 31, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 31, 2016 Brian Walton
Aug 31, 2016 GINGER LEE PIERCE
Aug 31, 2016 Susan Spranger
Aug 31, 2016 Lacey Smith
Aug 31, 2016 ANA MARIA
Aug 31, 2016 Jackie Stephens
Aug 31, 2016 Linda Johnston
Aug 31, 2016 oksanna fallon
Aug 31, 2016 EVELYNE MIRASSOU
Aug 31, 2016 Astrid Brown
Aug 31, 2016 Gervaise Smelser-Soeurouge Food is discarded/destroyed whilst people starve. This must not continue!
Aug 31, 2016 Neil Matheson
Aug 31, 2016 Jane Wadsworth-Reyes We must do what is right!!!
Aug 31, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 28, 2016 Jan Bueker
Aug 27, 2016 Yến Giang Trần Thị
Aug 25, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 22, 2016 Paula Lewis
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Aug 21, 2016 Laura Cicatello
Aug 19, 2016 Mayara Andressa
Aug 16, 2016 Esme Evans
Aug 10, 2016 Margaret Conti
Aug 9, 2016 Diana Noel-Labieniec

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