The video, The Silent Killer, presented the devastation that hunger is around the world. It was said that “Hunger is the Holocaust of our time.” Each year millions of people die from starvation. One in three children are malnourished. Some of the problems that lead to starvation are the lack of food, or the way that food is distributed. The lack of food is caused mainly by three things; draught, insects, or diseases. So far things are being done to fight these problems, but the lack of founding is keeping the results to be spread around the world. One way to cut out hunger and poverty is to start with the children. Once they are well nourished they can then focus on school, or helping their families on their farms. Another effort that is helping reduce starvation is direct buying. If the farmers can sell directly to the buyers, then their prices can be lowered, letting people buy more food. Also with this the farmers make more money. By the end of 2015 the Federal Agriculture Organization for the United Nations wants to cut hunger in half.
This video not only talked about starvation and hunger, but also showed it. It also showed why this is happening. This helps in the understanding of The Dress Lodger. I understood that they were the poor were starving in the book, but it gives it such a visual when you see why. Maybe the food is there, but they don’t have the money to buy the food, or the food may be not existent. Furthermore, Jim Wallis’s book “God’s Politics” show that helping reduce hunger is not just something that is good to do, but something that we should do. It was a main point in Jesus’ ministry, and it should be one of the main points in every Christian’s ministry.
It is sad to say that it does not surprise me to know that there are that many starving people in the world. But, what is surprising is to know how little is being done to stop poverty and hunger. It was great to see that people were trying to help themselves get out of poverty and that they weren’t just sitting around hoping for food and money to fall out of the sky. I think that there is a stigma in America that the poor are that way by their own doing, and if they truly wanted a better life they would have it. I think that everyone should get a chance to get out of the cycle of poverty and hunger, and people who are better off should help them. I believe that people inside communities should help each other out, and if they are able help other around the world.