Attention to Hunger

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When you go to the food market, there are millions of different kinds of food in

front of your eyes and you are confused which item you want to buy today. Have you

ever thought about some people's lack of money and they can't feed their family

today? When you go to a restaurant, there is too much food and you can't finish it.

Have you ever thought about some people holding the empty plate and standing on

the side of the street? When you complain the food is not tasty, not your favorite, and

then throw it to the crash can, have you ever thought about some people who are ill or

weak because of not eating enough food and becoming malnourished and stunted?

Nowadays , people's hot topics are high technology, fashion clothes, fancy life

style, lose weight and so on. They are seldom talking about poverty and hunger.

What are poverty and hunger? Do they still exist? Where are they? Why are people

hungry? How many hungry people in this world? How can we help them? What

should we do?

Hunger is the sensation caused by not having enough food. It's the stomach pain

when you skip a meal, or eat later than usual. It's a gnawing sensation when too

many meals are missed; a body-consuming numbness after many days without

food. Prolonged hunger has damaging effects on health, growth, and chances for

survival. This is more detail meaning of hunger. In our own words, hunger is lack of

food and people who are hungry. The international Food Policy Research Institute say

that there is enough food for everyone in the world. The Food and Agriculture

Organization reports that 80%of hunger children live in countries that produce a food

surplus. 800 million people (that's approximately 15% of...