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In my local place, food hasn't been a social problem. Poverty has.
But they linked each other, doesn't it seem so?

However, even though the government have already done some efforts, this problem just keeps on going.
It's probably rare to see beggars walking around the city for you, but I'll probably run over more than five of them a day. Some of them are still children.

The irony is that this happens in the capital city of my country.

Not to look around for food, they don't even have money. But there's a huge gap between the poor and the rich. So to mention the food security problems in my local area for the present time, it's probably just the matter of rather you can buy the food with your money or not, not the existence of the food itself.

Hence, I also see that poverty is caused by an imbalanced population. Higher population will cause people to have less and less opportunity to live well and keep themselves resourceful.

So, if we shorten this 'money' bridge, food security problem would be the population and its growth. I'll think about the solutions in another post.

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Comment by Shane M. Wheeler on March 28, 2010 at 1:03pm
Looking into foreign situations here , we see an impoverished people recovering through a less economic self reliance. The invasive tobacco company tricked them into thinking they were better off raising these tobacco plants, starving them while selling them at a poor price, when they could be growing food, feeding themselves and making money. In essence though, they reduced how much money mattered for their survival. If we could make it so that our poor had some means to provide themselves with food and shelter, even while not pulling in a steady paycheck, would their burden not be greatly relieved?
The difficulty is in implementation. For panhandling and shelter resources, it is hard to beat the city. At the same time, due to the artificial nature of a city, it is also the least rich in public resources.
If we could find a way for the impoverished to utilize city based public resources to better their lives, we might have an alleviation to poverty, while letting them make a useful contribution to society. I think I may be on to something here... thanks for the inspiration.
Comment by MoE on March 28, 2010 at 1:40pm
Thanks Gabriel for your insight and Shane for your further observations.
What you two say, perfectly fits with a video I've seen yesterday, posted by Sarah Hickox and which I'd suggest as a further input: How to Feed the World?
Though quite simple, it clearly presents many critical food security sub-topics; I thought it could have been another good inspiration.
I'm looking forward for the solutions you'll conceive, Gabriel. Let me know when you write them down in a new post.

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