The Politics of Hunger

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    The Politics of Hunger
     
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    Progress against hunger has slowed in the last five years...
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    UN Pushes 'Smart Crops' as Rice Alternative to Tackle Hunger in Asia
    March 14, 2017 — Asia needs to make extra efforts to defeat hunger after progress has slowed in the last five years, including promoting so-called "smart crops" as an alternative to rice, the head of the U.N. food agency in the region said.
     
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    More than 20 million people facing starvation...
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    Africa has worst hunger crisis in 70 years amid budget cuts
    Mar 23,`17 -- Africa faces the world's largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, with more than 20 million people facing starvation, a cut in funding to humanitarian agencies working in famine-affected areas will cause untold suffering, a spokesman for the World Food Program said in Johannesburg Thursday, responding to questions about U.S. President Donald Trump's proposal to cut $10 billion in foreign aid.
     
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    We are in what is called a CO2 dessert presently

    This period in Earth's Geologic History is experiencing one of the lowest levels of CO2 ever.

    We are still in an Ice Age. There have only been two other periods in Earth's history when CO2 was this low and both were Ice Ages.

    CO2 has nothing to do with Climate Change other than increases in it follows warming trends and extended growing seasons rather than proceeds them.

    What it does effect is crop yields and plant growth. If we could somehow increase CO2 from its present low of 400 ppm to 1,000 ppm we could get the desserts to bloom again, increase crop yields and increase by Billions of
    Acres the amount of farmable land we could use.

    The solution to hunger is simple:
    More CO2 Equals More Food!
     
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    Using information technology to fight hunger...
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    Could Big Data Help End Hunger in Africa?
    May 30, 2017 — Computer algorithms power much of modern life from our Facebook feeds to international stock exchanges. Could they help end malnutrition and hunger in Africa? The International Center for Tropical Agriculture thinks so.
     

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