Sunday, 16 October 2011

Blog Action Day..Food,Nom.

So for Blog Action day 2011, The topic is food. Something alot of us take for granted.When we think "food" we imagine heading to the kitchen and making up something , or not being able to choose from all the chocolates and crisps in your presses.For other people in the world, this is not the case , and today we are given the time to learn  ourselves and teach each other about the struggle some countries have ,just for the smallest bite of food.

For example i looked into Africa.
Africa is a very hot country because is straddles the equator. It also passes numerous climate areas .Imagine trying to grow crops there?imagine watching them fail?With a huge population of 1,022,234,000 , there are so many people depending on crops.Another way they get food is trough cattle and sheep.If you cant feed your cattle ,they will die of starvation,and therefore cannot feed you. Imagine watching your sources of food die?Keeping in mind this is only in some parts of Africa.Still, It opens eyes, about the struggle of food for some people.
When I get home from being out or at school , my mam asks me what i want for dinner.I pause because I can choose,there is so much to choose from.Children in poorer areas,come home and dont have anything.Their parents cannot give them anything,because there is nothing to give.
In the Asian, African and Latin American countries, well over 500 million people are living in what the World Bank has called "absolute poverty".Every year 15 million children die of hunger.
Thats alot.

One in twelve people worldwide is malnourished, including 160 million children under the age of 5. -United Nations Food and Agriculture.
About 183 million children weigh less than they should for their age.

And lastly ..Every 3.6 seconds someone dies of hunger.
When i looked at these facts, I was shocked..and felt bad. I Never Knew and I think that not many of my friends did either.
When we go into the kitchen and see that our brand of cereal or chocolate isnt there,I think we will think twice about complaining. At least its there, at least it was easy to get ,and you will get your 3 meals a day,and be satisfied.
i only looked into Africa.Many other courtries suffer from this too.I hope my blog has opened your eyes ,and helped you understand how important food is, and not to take it for granted ,as that is the message i wanted to get across in my blog after looking into Africa and its starving people.

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