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Goal: 25,000 Progress: 18,873
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


Feb 19, 2018 brad horner
Feb 19, 2018 keely mcleod https://www.liveaction.org/petition/
Feb 15, 2018 Axa Tolonen
Feb 13, 2018 Bonnie Steiger
Feb 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 7, 2018 Dorothy Loffredo
Feb 6, 2018 Andrey Yushchenko
Feb 3, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 3, 2018 Jennifer Brunson
Jan 27, 2018 Judy Moran
Jan 25, 2018 Kevin Dahl
Jan 24, 2018 Richard Han
Jan 24, 2018 JoAnn Loomis
Jan 18, 2018 Shabnam Shafiq
Jan 17, 2018 Christian Müller
Jan 15, 2018 Elizabeth Wolff
Jan 12, 2018 Lucy Kelly
Jan 9, 2018 Karrie Vukelic
Jan 5, 2018 stephanie Spiers
Dec 23, 2017 Maikaaloa Clarke
Dec 18, 2017 Mary Jo Hajicek Please stop wasting!
Dec 14, 2017 Jennifer Holliday
Dec 13, 2017 DayLynn McDonald
Dec 13, 2017 Marie Gerbaud
Dec 12, 2017 Lois Freeman
Dec 2, 2017 robin karlsson
Nov 29, 2017 Kathy Smith
Nov 23, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Nov 23, 2017 Terri Lynch
Nov 22, 2017 JoAnn Evans
Nov 21, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 8, 2017 lynne mcgarry
Nov 4, 2017 Jodi Ford
Nov 1, 2017 Valerie Romero
Oct 25, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 24, 2017 Misti Lee
Oct 21, 2017 Victoria Joslin
Oct 18, 2017 Birgit Ditto
Oct 13, 2017 Linda Wheeldon
Oct 13, 2017 Eleonora De Giorgio
Oct 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 6, 2017 Michelle Neeson
Oct 5, 2017 Anna Krohn
Sep 7, 2017 Carolina Nunes
Sep 5, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Sep 5, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Sep 1, 2017 Maria R. Gomez
Aug 29, 2017 Adam Fransella
Aug 23, 2017 Diane M McCoy
Aug 22, 2017 Inês Correia

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