World Affairs Seminar 2020: Hunger in a World of Plenty
After a prolonged decline, world hunger is on the rise: in 2016 an estimated 815 million around the world did not have access to enough food to meet basic nutritional needs. Hunger is particularly a problem in the developing world, where violent conflicts, economic crises, and weather-related catastrophes have wreaked havoc on both food production and availability. Yet hunger is also an issue in the United States, where 1 in 6 Americans find themselves dealing with food insecurity on any given day. Such global statistics are not due to lack of food. For the past twenty years, the rate of global food production has increased faster than the rate of global population growth. That means that there is more than 1 ½ times enough food to feed everyone on the globe. How can hunger continue to persist in such a world of plenty?
Resources & Further Reading
Seminar Video Recordings
Introductory Workshop: Dr. Kelly Ottman
Keynote #1: Neal Patel
Keynote #2: Sherri Tussler
Keynote #3: Jon Rubin