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Goal: 25,000 Progress: 18,909
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


May 21, 2018 Trevor Knowles
May 17, 2018 Wendy Dalton
May 16, 2018 Danuta Baziuk What is this with Obama again.How old is this petition.Its not Obama but Trump is president.I don't get it
May 16, 2018 PATRICIA MATTHEWS
May 16, 2018 Louisa Gauerke
May 16, 2018 Cynthia Super
May 11, 2018 Angel Woytovich
May 10, 2018 Marilynn Baldwin
May 10, 2018 Cassandra Santiago
May 4, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 2, 2018 suzanne caruso
Apr 24, 2018 Deborah Boychuk
Apr 17, 2018 Anne-Marie Henkes
Apr 15, 2018 Maura Donnelly
Apr 13, 2018 Susan Hodgson
Apr 12, 2018 Fatima Raza
Apr 11, 2018 Richard Rheder
Apr 11, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 10, 2018 Brian Reynolds
Apr 6, 2018 Sieglinda Preez
Mar 30, 2018 Carolyn Smith
Mar 30, 2018 David Young
Mar 23, 2018 Lesley Adamson There is enough food in the world. The problem is distribution. Please do not rob the poor, allow them to eat.
Mar 22, 2018 Leah Helmer
Mar 16, 2018 Mary Hunt
Mar 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 7, 2018 Brenda Choi
Mar 4, 2018 Sara Vilhena
Mar 2, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 2, 2018 Patricia Gregory
Feb 28, 2018 John Dalla
Feb 26, 2018 renay lawrence
Feb 26, 2018 tammy bullock
Feb 26, 2018 Judith Brown
Feb 26, 2018 karen cash
Feb 22, 2018 David Frank
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

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