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Goal: 25,000 Progress: 15,583
Sponsored by: The Hunger Site

The Global Food Crisis, recognized by international news media in the face of escalating food prices in 2008, is not over. The World Food Programme estimates that 963 million people worldwide are undernourished, an almost unfathomable number. Hunger goes hand in hand with poverty all over the world.

The idea of "The Right To Food" originated in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which proclaims, "Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food..." But the world today does not reflect this universal right. Modern society has attempted to address hunger by simply producing more food, but this has not been effective as a long-term solution.

"The Right to Food" means that it is not enough for food prices to come down and food production to rise. An increase in food production must also benefit the world's poor and vulnerable populations. It must be environmentally sustainable and conceptually far-reaching; The Global Humanitarian Forum estimates that 45 million people are suffering from hunger due to climate change. And it must allow communities to do for themselves what no outside force has been able to do for them: to lift its members out of poverty and create a society that is self-sufficient and strong.

Ask U.S. President Barack Obama and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to recognize "The Right to Food" and help end the Global Food Crisis forever. Urge your national and international community to recognize The Right to Food. Sign the petition below and tell a friend.

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Dear United States President Barack Obama, and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon:

In spite of international attempts to resolve hunger by subsidizing the production of food in greater quantity, it remains a global problem. The World Food Programme estimates that there are 963 million undernourished people in the world, or one of every seven people. The Global Humanitarian Forum estimates that roughly 45 million people currently affected by chronic hunger are suffering due to climate change -- a number expected to double in the next 20 years.

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Oliver De Schutter, states: "Increasing agricultural production must go hand in hand with increasing the incomes of the poorest, particularly small-scale farmers, and switching to modes of production which do not contribute to climate change."

We must change the way we look at food production and distribution. To support an inalienable right to food, we ask that investments in agriculture such as farming subsidies be made in a thoughtful manner to best benefit those vulnerable to poverty and hunger. These efforts should not only provide more food, they should also create economically sustainable communities in which food production and distribution play an integral role. We ask that these investments be environmentally as well as socially responsible, supporting and rewarding environmentally sustainable practices.

We call upon you, as representatives of our national and international community, to take action to establish "The Right to Food" as an inalienable human right and an immediate political priority.

Petition Signatures


May 22, 2015 Joanne Montgomery
May 22, 2015 Danielle Schultz
May 21, 2015 Marilyn Mason
May 20, 2015 Andrea Poitra
May 19, 2015 kevin king
May 19, 2015 Alexei Zelig
May 19, 2015 Sharon Kirk
May 15, 2015 Rachael Pappano
May 15, 2015 RICKY SLOAN
May 14, 2015 Sheila Dabiri
May 9, 2015 Catelyn Pate
May 7, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 4, 2015 KELLY GORMAN
May 1, 2015 Leticia Acevedo
Apr 29, 2015 Irene Souder-Coyle
Apr 29, 2015 Marc Withagen
Apr 28, 2015 Sue Hayward
Apr 28, 2015 Anja Mielke
Apr 25, 2015 Robert Becker
Apr 24, 2015 Richard Bosboom
Apr 21, 2015 Wendy Bohayritz
Apr 18, 2015 Ana Andre
Apr 16, 2015 Bambi Magie
Apr 16, 2015 Elizabeth Snyder~Baldonado
Apr 16, 2015 Anne Brickler
Apr 15, 2015 xiomara rosario
Apr 10, 2015 MARIA SIMAO
Apr 9, 2015 Christina Michael
Apr 4, 2015 chenie kaur
Apr 1, 2015 Ginny Lionatto
Mar 29, 2015 Michael Tucker GMO crops are not food they are poison!
Mar 28, 2015 Lori Rosas
Mar 28, 2015 Hope Hamrick
Mar 28, 2015 Mary Margaret Cannon
Mar 28, 2015 Nicole St. Eve Please!!!
Mar 27, 2015 Kelly Inviere
Mar 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 23, 2015 Jessi Kwek
Mar 21, 2015 nicole bailey
Mar 21, 2015 ruth hingston
Mar 20, 2015 V. Truong
Mar 20, 2015 soheyla azizi
Mar 20, 2015 David Antos
Mar 20, 2015 ines cari
Mar 20, 2015 Christiana Stevens
Mar 20, 2015 Alison Taylor
Mar 20, 2015 (Name not displayed) hunger and sexual/domestic violence are global epidemics, yes, but we must first help our own here in the us, before helping our neighbors world-wide! "Blood is thicker than water" "Home is where the heart is"
Mar 20, 2015 Dwayne Burkett
Mar 20, 2015 Patricia Fitzgerald

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