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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

Dec 12, 2014 Gina Freitas
Dec 5, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 2, 2014 Spence Carlisle
Dec 2, 2014 mary jones
Dec 2, 2014 Maverine Whitehurst
Dec 2, 2014 Cathie Sekendur
Dec 2, 2014 Shawnea Malin
Nov 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 28, 2014 Linette Schreiber
Nov 27, 2014 Debbie Kaopuiki
Nov 27, 2014 Dina Mattas
Nov 18, 2014 Kimberly Mclaughlin
Nov 18, 2014 Irene Lutz
Nov 18, 2014 Annette Waddington
Nov 18, 2014 Jamie Spritzer
Nov 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 17, 2014 Lauri Rogers
Nov 15, 2014 Emily Dickinson-Adams
Nov 14, 2014 Ilean Rive
Nov 14, 2014 Nancy Clayton Everyone in every country should have a Right to Food.
Nov 13, 2014 Dorothy Ross
Nov 13, 2014 Bożena Staniszewska
Nov 13, 2014 Sami Wong
Nov 13, 2014 l wartick
Nov 11, 2014 Alessandra Di Salvo
Nov 8, 2014 bob petermann
Nov 7, 2014 Julie Martin
Nov 2, 2014 Jackie McNeely-Estes
Nov 2, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 30, 2014 John Donaldsonll
Oct 30, 2014 Cathy Wriedt
Oct 30, 2014 Joey Stevenson
Oct 29, 2014 Sandra Sherman
Oct 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 24, 2014 Andrea Fogt
Oct 23, 2014 Philippe Jungo
Oct 21, 2014 Shev Valdry
Oct 20, 2014 Elicia Beckerman
Oct 20, 2014 Amy Pierfederici
Oct 17, 2014 Margie Gray
Oct 16, 2014 Gloria Carlton
Oct 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 11, 2014 sara elkins
Oct 10, 2014 shannon braithwaite
Oct 9, 2014 Dom Gulotta
Oct 6, 2014 Luis Chelotti
Sep 30, 2014 Iris Smith
Sep 30, 2014 Patrice Kaufman

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