We live on a planet where nearly one billion people are constantly hungry, yet we already produce more than enough food to feed the world. According to the Institute for Food and Development Policy, there is roughly 1.9kg (4.3 pounds) of edible goodness for every person per day. If we break it down further it’s about 1.1kg (2.5 pounds) of grain, beans, and nuts coupled with 0.45kg (1 pound) of meat, milk, and eggs; and another pound (0.45kg) of fruits and vegetables for everyone. So why so many people still starve? Is it really necessary?
Perhaps not, but as it usually goes the real culprit lies in various politico-economical agendas that seem to be much harder nut to crack than just boosting our food production capabilities.