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Treading threadbare

Chris Frazer on why hunger is the most pressing human rights issue in the 21st century.

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Access to sufficient food is the most basic of human rights. Hunger is not negotiable and cannot be satiated by any other means except by enough nourishing food. Why, given the on-going magnitude of the deprivation, pain and suffering through lack of food of the majority of our world neighbours, is such a global disaster given little media coverage except as a tool for soliciting charitable funding? There is an immoral inconsistency in today’s world whereby the minority of people are overly wrapped in contagious consumerism, while the majority of the world’s population are silently treading a threadbare existence.

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