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Goal: 25,000 Progress: 17,499
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


Feb 8, 2016 Joyce Dixon
Feb 8, 2016 Sheila Rekdal
Feb 8, 2016 Maureen O'Neal
Feb 8, 2016 Ann Pelzer
Feb 8, 2016 Mahesha De Silva
Feb 8, 2016 Judy Smario-Johnson
Feb 8, 2016 Lindsay Hope Kern
Feb 8, 2016 Lenore Reeves
Feb 8, 2016 MARTHA LIBIA PEÑA HERRERA
Feb 8, 2016 Carole Chowen
Feb 8, 2016 Alyssa Melton
Feb 8, 2016 Marie Christina Magalas
Feb 8, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 8, 2016 Bettye Atkins
Feb 8, 2016 Tracy Simpson
Feb 8, 2016 Joann Koch
Feb 8, 2016 Elaine Alfaro
Feb 8, 2016 Carrie Olds
Feb 8, 2016 Cynthia Wilder Food for the Poor! First Priority!
Feb 8, 2016 Olga Zaric Go vegan, there will be plenty of food for everyone! Watch the documentary Cowspiracy to educate yourself about it.
Feb 8, 2016 pamela guyon
Feb 8, 2016 Katherine Hutchins
Feb 8, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 8, 2016 Susan Durnell
Feb 8, 2016 Heather E. Drees
Feb 8, 2016 Sherry schnebel
Feb 8, 2016 Sally Dix
Feb 8, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 8, 2016 Michael Wakely The way we look at food production and distribution should be to support the inalienable right to food, with investments in agriculture and farming to best benefit those vulnerable to poverty and hunger.
Feb 8, 2016 debra olguin
Feb 8, 2016 Lori R. Lopez
Feb 8, 2016 Susan King
Feb 8, 2016 Sandy Lahti
Feb 8, 2016 Leigh Anne Bella
Feb 8, 2016 Albert Little
Feb 8, 2016 Julie Textor
Feb 8, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 8, 2016 Kristine Metzner
Feb 8, 2016 Thomas A. Guaraldi to many people-even in so called developed countries need food!
Feb 8, 2016 Mary Roehrig
Feb 8, 2016 Patricia Fuss
Feb 8, 2016 Elsy Shallman
Feb 8, 2016 Kay Reinfried
Feb 8, 2016 Michele Langston
Feb 8, 2016 Michelle Parsons
Feb 8, 2016 Nancy Wein
Feb 8, 2016 Gary Grice
Feb 8, 2016 Melody Martin
Feb 8, 2016 katrina koltz
Feb 8, 2016 Gracinda Rodrigues

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