While half of the planet consumes more than twice the calories of which need, the other half has nothing to bring to the mouth and dies of hunger. For more information see CDF. While in the United States and the European Union millions of people follow diets to lose weight, in favelas and barrios of huts of Latin America, as well as in sub-Saharan Africa, children and adults struggle against hunger. According to a recent report on food security of the Department of Agriculture of USA, more than 35 million people the world’s richest; spent hunger in the country in 2006 almost four hundred thousand more than in 2005. Imagine the entire population of Venezuela, Bolivia and Uruguay, so that the number of people who went hungry in the U.S. last year. Natural disaster? Hex? Divine curse? At all. Hunger is always the result of injustice, an injustice entrenched and permanent.
We live in an unjust situation and support a very unequal system that moves only by benefits, by irrational economic growth. This injustice is given in all countries, with tremendous consequences suffered by millions and millions of human beings. For example, in Spain, the eighth or ninth economic power in the world, according to a study promoted for years by the Catholic NGO Caritas, nine million people live below the threshold of poverty, one in five Spanish is poor. Beyond statistics chills, poverty means suffering and is the opposite of human development, which involves each and every one of the people without exception to have a decent life allowing them to exploit their potential as human beings. The UN tells us again and again that there are hundreds of millions of people who do not live nor can live as human beings, in accordance with the Universal Declaration of human rights, to all democratic constitutions and to the common proclamation of good intentions of the majority of leaders of the Earth. Following the Spanish philosopher Emilio Lledo, we say, as he wrote it long ago, that the justice, by far sure its full realization, will have to start with something so elemental as the democratization of the body, which is nothing other than the release of the misery of hunger; the hunger that deteriorates any possibility to live and create. Is not a crude literary figure Lledo reference to create after cite live; Neither refers to reproduction, but something that gives greater meaning to live, which often becomes only survive for many. The possibility of creating understood as outputting something of what does not exist, continue what did others, emerge from the mind, imagine, modelling, know, raise.
In short, everything that relates to art, thought and culture. Finish with half of that global shame that is the hunger in the world by the year 2015, as modestly proposed the UN with its Millennium goals, is also reset the hegemony of the development of human potential, above and against unbridled consumption and wastage. I have no doubt that the establishment of these essential priorities, vital, would eliminate or significantly reduce the serious consequences of the socio-economic system, a State of things unequal, unjust, cruel and, in addition, stupid, because it threatens to be the beginning of the end. I am not referring only to the climate change which, incidentally, has been denied as a real danger until just a year. End hunger in the world is neither charity nor assistentialism. End hunger in the world, end poverty, not only is justice, loyalty is with the species human. Xavier Cano writer and journalist original author and source of the article.