Caring about Hunger

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Caring about Hunger by George Kent, Irene Publishing, October 2016, 200 pp.

caring-about-hunger-george-kent-coverIn this world of abundant resources and huge wealth, hunger cannot be understood simply as a problem of food production. It is also a matter of human relations.

Hunger grows out of widespread indifference and exploitation. The goal of ending hunger has been achieved in many places, including places where people have little money.

In stable, strong communities, where people care about one another’s well-being, no one goes hungry. That caring is strengthened when people work and play together.

This insight tells us the direction we need to take to move toward a world without hunger. The problem of global hunger will be solved when we learn to live together well locally.

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TRANSCEND member George Kent is Professor of Political Science (Emeritus) at the University of Hawai‘i, U.S.A. He currently teaches an online course on the Human Right to Adequate Food at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney, Australia, and also the Transformative Social Change concentration at Saybrook University in San Francisco. His recent books on food policy issues are Freedom from Want: The Human Right to Adequate Food, Global Obligations for the Right to Food, Ending Hunger Worldwide, and Regulating Infant Formula.

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