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Goal: 25,000 Progress: 18,830
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


Sep 7, 2017 Carolina Nunes
Sep 5, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Sep 5, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Sep 1, 2017 Maria R. Gomez
Aug 29, 2017 Adam Fransella
Aug 23, 2017 Diane M McCoy
Aug 22, 2017 Inês Correia
Aug 16, 2017 Paola Moretti
Aug 15, 2017 Savannah Hawkins
Aug 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 12, 2017 Debra Carter
Aug 11, 2017 Melissa Bird
Aug 4, 2017 Leslie Pfost
Aug 1, 2017 Francine Allen I would like for President Donald Trump and U.N. Secretary General António Guterres to continue this effort at hunger resolution.
Jul 31, 2017 Donald Windus
Jul 30, 2017 Claudia Moorman
Jul 28, 2017 Celia saunders The Right To Food is an inalienable human right.
Jul 19, 2017 Lynda Kerr
Jul 16, 2017 John Chambers
Jul 13, 2017 cate renner
Jul 7, 2017 Jo Mosley
Jul 5, 2017 cris soiza reilly
Jun 24, 2017 Michele Mitchell
Jun 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 10, 2017 Ingrid Brown
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 2, 2017 Janice Banks
Jun 2, 2017 Susan Lindsey
May 30, 2017 Sophie Miranda
May 30, 2017 Ursula Kiefert
May 21, 2017 Maija Dravnieks Supposed people thinking they rule the world, I am not impressed. Deforestation must stop with reforestation and urban repair/jobs to take place. Non chemical fertilizer is needed,the dams down for proper access to water flow, hemp for everything possible
May 20, 2017 Shirley Troia
May 20, 2017 Lily Eshuis
May 19, 2017 Lora Hamman
May 12, 2017 Natasha Jenkins
May 6, 2017 Alysa Waring
May 4, 2017 KURT CRUGER
May 4, 2017 Virginia Olson
May 2, 2017 Artur Xavier
Apr 27, 2017 Thao Vu
Apr 25, 2017 Sabrina Degasperi
Apr 25, 2017 Robert Sanders
Apr 25, 2017 Abigail Kane
Apr 20, 2017 Cara Schmidt
Apr 12, 2017 Sarina Mathis
Apr 12, 2017 Jeffrey Bains
Apr 11, 2017 Michael Garrett
Apr 6, 2017 Francisco Jose Rosado Silva
Apr 6, 2017 Keth Luke
Apr 4, 2017 Melanie Huisman

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