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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


Aug 26, 2015 Phyllis Dupret
Aug 22, 2015 Reyna Button
Aug 21, 2015 Gerry Ahrens everyone has the right to food
Aug 20, 2015 Laurie Fisher
Aug 20, 2015 Raymond Zaracki
Aug 17, 2015 Karen Sprague
Aug 12, 2015 Anthony Maddaluno
Aug 10, 2015 Anna Corrie imagine it's your own child and family, then you will make the right decision!!!
Aug 10, 2015 Jody Mahnken
Aug 7, 2015 lauren hamrick
Aug 6, 2015 Franz Owczarek
Jul 31, 2015 Brian & Judy Poole
Jul 30, 2015 Mirosław Sulima
Jul 27, 2015 Abdullah ibn Musa Islam
Jul 22, 2015 Doug Snyder
Jul 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 19, 2015 Cindy Howard
Jul 16, 2015 Lauren Wade
Jul 16, 2015 Gunnar Lien
Jul 16, 2015 MICHAEL MIRACLE
Jul 11, 2015 Sandra Ainsley
Jul 6, 2015 Lauren Van Gundy
Jul 6, 2015 Robin Dosanjh
Jul 5, 2015 Chris Sterry
Jul 4, 2015 Sandra Loud
Jul 1, 2015 Pamela Nielson
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)

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