“Without food, all other components of social justice are meaningless.” – Norman Borlaug
An estimated 925 million people in the world are undernourished, meaning they are deprived of some or all nutritional elements necessary for human health.
We know that poverty, the principal cause of undernourishment, is brought about by conflict, unequal income distribution, lack of resources, harmful economic systems, climate change, and is perpetuated by hunger itself.
The father of the Green Revolution couldn’t be more correct in this pointed assessment.
We will never end hunger by feeding people…but that is where the vision of a world without hunger must begin. Ending hunger has to be the foundation of any plan, process or strategy aimed at achieving social justice.
Once there is food, other issues can be addressed, and definitely should be. But until there is daily bread nothing else matters.
Good News to one who is hungry is not salvation, human rights or even world peace. Good News to one who is hungry is only one word: food.