Food insecurity is the condition of not having access to sufficient food, or food of an adequate quality to meet one’s basic needs. I cannot begin to fathom in a world where we throw out enough food to cover city blocks for miles, that anyone should go to bed hungry. There is no question that we all need to eat to survive. The nutrients and energy needed to run the human body goes a without saying. Ok well… go and get something to eat! Easier said than done for millions of people globally. Some of the reasons for food insecurity are extreme poverty, political instability, lack of jobs and various other issues. Sadly, the people that are hurt most are children and the elderly. Food is a basic need that should not be denied to anyone, race, religion or gender.
A food bank is one of the best ways for communities to come together to combat hunger, but hard times have fallen on those who regularly donate forcing them to look after their own families. One of the ways food banks are pushing back, is going out and delivering the food. This is understandable as many people facing food insecurity do not have adequate transportation or may be on a very tight budget and cannot use public transportation do to sicknesses.
We all can play a role in making sure no one goes hungry. The problems that come with the lack of food are endless and often lead to a miserable existence and an untimely death. Make no mistake about it, food insecurity is a pandemic that humans have been facing far too long. One of the answers to food insecurity is “Genetically Modified” food. While this has proven to work in countries across the globe and in the USA, the public awareness of genetically modified food has taken on a negative sentiment. Genetically modified food has proven to have many side effects as well as serious health problems.
Nice try! Personally, I will pass on GMO’s! Food insecurity is a problem that has to be solved at a local level. Local vendors, local growers, local transportation of food, local currency. Local currency is an interesting concept. Actually, local currency is real! Local currencies exist in various places (Berkshires, Bristol), but they are not very advanced. With Intercoin, any community will be able to issue its own currency, and with far more capabilities, including Micropayments, Community Fundraising and Basic Income for community members. The Intercoin platform will help open up a world of innovation in local commerce and governance. This would address the massive issue of food insecurity without a doubt.
Visit https://intercoin.org for information on how people can take control of their lives and ultimately the destiny of themselves and the future.