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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


Jun 30, 2015 Elizabeth Ashack
Jun 27, 2015 Shona Geard
Jun 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 25, 2015 Maureen North
Jun 25, 2015 Kathleen Tashiro
Jun 25, 2015 Camille Dent
Jun 24, 2015 Jackie Bendsen Around the globe we have enough resources for all to have enough food to survive and thrive. It is the responsibility of those with plenty to ensure that those without have sustainable access to food.
Jun 23, 2015 Kaitlin Kennedy
Jun 16, 2015 Tania Pogiatzoglou
Jun 14, 2015 Marco Cattalani
Jun 12, 2015 S. Marsh
Jun 11, 2015 Linda Schwarz
Jun 5, 2015 Janet Daley
Jun 4, 2015 Sheila Harrigan I particularly support establishing and helping environmentally sustainable practices. Teach vulnerable people how to take care of themselves.
Jun 4, 2015 Vicky White
Jun 4, 2015 Gaya Covington
Jun 4, 2015 Susan Jacob
Jun 4, 2015 Joanne Lord MacLeod There is enough food in the world to feed everyone . Why food isn't made available to the needy and very poor is sinful . Everyone needs food just as everyone needs oxygen and water to live . We MUST help those less fortunate !
Jun 4, 2015 John Blair
Jun 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 4, 2015 Brit Bergum
Jun 4, 2015 Karen R. Meth
Jun 4, 2015 Marlene Ernst
Jun 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 4, 2015 Renee Ramsey
Jun 4, 2015 Annette Landré
Jun 4, 2015 Patsey Manning
May 31, 2015 Gerri Allison
May 31, 2015 connie cibart please end hunger World wide. People deserve the basics of food! Thank you for your support
May 31, 2015 Edna Gonzalez
May 31, 2015 Elizabeth Kennedy
May 31, 2015 robin caracino
May 31, 2015 Phebe Watlington
May 30, 2015 Msry Ellen Casey
May 30, 2015 Bob Shapka
May 30, 2015 Susan (Suni) Roberts-Ibarra
May 30, 2015 Marci Turner
May 28, 2015 Suzanne Favalora
May 28, 2015 Arkady Vyatchanin
May 27, 2015 Debra Mestas
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2015 Ruth Dyke Hungry people are angry & agitated. This leads to conflict & unrest. People who are well fed are healthier, happier & more productive. We need to establish "The Right To Food." This will benefit all of us.
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2015 Yasiu Kruszynski
May 25, 2015 john fusco
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2015 Susan Allen
May 25, 2015 Sandra DeLong
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2015 Lynette Espinoza There is no reason for people to suffer from hunger. All of the food restaurants and grocery stores are forced to throw away could feed millions. So much waste, so much need. Shameful! We also must make sure the food gets to those who need it.

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