food crisis is a man-made constructed phenomenon

what’s been clear and has been re-empahasized by this recent World Disasters report by IFRC is that food crisis is man-made constructed crisis and a side-effect of this sick system we live in. How else one can interpret the fact that currently there are more obese people than starving people.

“The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said hunger existed not because there was a lack of food globally but because of poor distribution, wastage and rising prices that made food unaffordable.” Access to food has been politicized to the extent that millions have been made dependent on receiving food from governments or international donors and been disabled to become self-sufficient in terms of production and buying/ selling of the food stuff. It may sound as a conspiracy, however in some food-crisis hit countries one can find a linkage between chronic shortage of food and election cycles which means access to food may often be just a tool of manipulation of masses to gain keep the political power.

In one part of the world the most powerful organizations and individuals function and enrich themselves by making people want to eat more than they need, whereas in the other part of the world the most powerful organizations and individuals benefit from keeping people in hunger thus maintaining the power and attracting external aid.

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