Growing global food catastrophe

Caracus Overpopulation An aerial view shows overpopulated neighborhoods in the southwest of Caracas, Venezuela, Aug. 27., 2022. © Yuri Cortez/AFP via Getty Images, FILE

Luke 21:11 “There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.”

Important Takeaways:

  • ‘On the way to food catastrophe’: What the growing population means for world hunger
  • The World Food Program warns every night around 828 million people go to bed hungry
  • Since 2019, the number of people facing significant food insecurity has increased from 135 million to 345 million, according to WFP.
  • Meanwhile world population is expected to reach 8 billion this week
  • “We are on the way to a raging food catastrophe,” U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres told world leaders at the G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia, this week. “People in five separate places are facing famine.”
  • “When you look at the food price crisis, it’s particularly foods that are nutritious and are high in vitamins and minerals that these children need that are the most costly,” Saskia Osendarp, executive director of the Micronutrient Forum
  • “We call this hidden hunger because you don’t immediately notice it, but you do see it in individuals that lack these critical vitamins”

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