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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


Sep 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 16, 2014 Mal Scott
Sep 13, 2014 Maria Simao
Sep 11, 2014 yolanda harned
Sep 11, 2014 kaitlin kennedy
Sep 11, 2014 Stephanie Pierce Please look into the work of the Land Institute, and Janine Benyus, about biomimietic agriculture, perrennial growing, and prairies. Food, healthcare, education, clean water, air, natural land, freedom to choose, these are basic rights of human dignity.
Sep 11, 2014 Kathy Aprile
Sep 9, 2014 Stan Baker
Sep 9, 2014 Eduardo Spangher
Sep 9, 2014 Patricia Kellen
Sep 9, 2014 Josiane Sasson
Sep 9, 2014 Mariana Fuzaro
Sep 7, 2014 renee miglionico
Sep 6, 2014 MARIE HAYE
Sep 6, 2014 GILBERTO SIMAO
Sep 6, 2014 Donna Matthews
Sep 5, 2014 Ginger Gagne Please, please, please help!
Sep 4, 2014 Jennifer Wellington
Sep 4, 2014 julie wylie there's to many people in this world its getting over populated there has to be a change in this world it has to start know no more wars or anything
Sep 4, 2014 Jessie Bowen
Sep 4, 2014 C E Krause
Sep 4, 2014 Natalie Gagnon Le droit de manger a sa faim est fondamental. En plus, il y a des surplus de nourriture qui sont gaspilles. Avec de la volonté et de la coordination, c'est possible de régler ce problème injuste et inhumain.. C'est un devoir de s'en occuper.
Aug 31, 2014 Larry Branson
Aug 29, 2014 Susan Hardison Thank You!
Aug 29, 2014 Lorna Davies
Aug 28, 2014 Llewelyn LaVista
Aug 28, 2014 Margaret O'Hagan It is everyone's human right to food.
Aug 28, 2014 Karen Scrivner
Aug 28, 2014 maria manuela lopes
Aug 17, 2014 Franz Owczarek
Aug 14, 2014 robin karlsson 4 the people all over the globe!!! :D
Aug 12, 2014 Angelika Kempter
Aug 11, 2014 Stella Sun
Aug 8, 2014 meghan follansbee
Aug 7, 2014 Kaley Bill
Aug 7, 2014 Deanne Swaringen
Aug 7, 2014 mary clausing
Aug 7, 2014 Monique Lowther
Aug 3, 2014 Brian Reynolds
Aug 1, 2014 Mary McBride
Jul 31, 2014 debbie mason
Jul 30, 2014 Bonnie Lynn MacKinnon
Jul 30, 2014 j McKinney
Jul 29, 2014 martine Hans
Jul 29, 2014 Virginia Belanger
Jul 28, 2014 Flora Mamae
Jul 28, 2014 Marjatta Hartzell Oforji
Jul 26, 2014 marla armstrong
Jul 26, 2014 Geraldo Majela Elias de Abreu Pereira
Jul 24, 2014 Maridell Price

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