361. Food is a Human Right | Equal Money

There is sufficient food and resources for everyone to have the necessary daily and sustainable supply of quality nourishment to live and support our physical bodies in the best way possible. The problems are corporate interests and a rigged system that doesn’t grant access to this Basic Human Right. Money in Equal Money is a rights document that ensures all individuals are given money/access to  buy the necessary food to fulfill a healthy quality living standard that is best for all, including animals and sustainability of the Earth’s resources.

 

 

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Problem                                              

  • People around the globe Lack Food due to the configuration of our current economic system designed to only benefit a minority while leaving the majority out of the picture of dignified living conditions and equal living standards:

    • “The population of the US, Canada, and the EU combined. The number of malnourished people worldwide is just under 1 billion people – nearly a seventh of the global population.”

870 million people do not eat enough

(Source:State of Food Insecurity in the World,FAO, 2012)

 

    The vast majority of hungry people (98 percent) live in developing countries, where almost 15% of the population is undernourished.

 

(Source:State of Food Insecurity in the World,FAO, 2012)1 in 6 children is underweight

    One out of six children — roughly 100 million — in developing countries is underweight.

    (Source: Global health Observatory, WHO, 2011)

 

 

    If children don't receive nutritious food in their first 2 years, they may be stunted for life

     

     

        A third of al child deaths are linked to hunger

         

         

         

        World Hunger                                                      

          • There are 1 Billion undernourished people in the world today. That means one in eight people do not get enough food to be healthy and lead an active life. Hunger and malnutrition are in fact the number one risk to the health worldwide — greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.
          • Among the key causes of hunger are natural disasters, conflict, poverty, poor agricultural infrastructure and over-exploitation of the environment.
          • As well as the obvious sort of hunger resulting from an empty stomach, there is also the hidden hunger of micronutrient deficiencies which make people susceptible to infectious diseases, impair physical and mental development, reduce their labour productivity and increase the risk of premature death.
          • Hunger does not only weigh on the individual. It also imposes a crushing economic burden on the developing world. Economists estimate that every child whose physical and mental development is stunted by hunger and malnutrition stands to lose 5-10 percent in lifetime earnings.

         

        it costs 25 us cents per day to giv a child all thenutrients needed to grow up healthy

        “It takes only $0.25 for the World Food Programme to give a hungry schoolchild a cup of nutritious food. $50 will feed a child at school for an entire year.”

        - There is more money spent on War than on Food

         

         

          • Hunger also weakens the immune system. Deprived of the right nutrition, hungry children are especially vulnerable and become too weak to fight off disease and may die from common infections like measles and diarrhoea. Each year, almost 7 million children die before reaching the age of five; malnutrition is a key factor is over a third of these deaths
            • (source: Levels and Trends in Child Mortality, IGME, 2012)

        source: http://www.wfp.org/hunger/what-is

         

        WHO 

        • Most of the world’s hungry live in developing countries. According to the latest Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) statistics, there are 870 million hungry people in the world and 98 percent of them are in developing countries.  They are distributed like this:
        • 578 million in Asia and the Pacific
          239 million in Sub-Saharan Africa
          53 million in Latin America and the Caribbean
          37 million in the Near East and North Africa
        • 19 million in developed countries

         

          • Hungry farmers
          • FAO calculates that around half of the world’s hungry people are from smallholder farming communities,  surviving off marginal lands prone to natural disasters like drought or flood. Another 20 percent belong to landless families dependent on farming and about 10 percent live in communities whose livelihoods depend on herding, fishing or forest resources.
          • The remaining 20 percent live in shanty towns on the periphery of the biggest cities in developing countries. The numbers of poor and hungry city dwellers are rising rapidly along with the world’s total urban population.

         

          • Women
          • Women are the world’s primary food producers, yet cultural traditions and social structures often mean women are much more affected by hunger and poverty than men. A mother who is stunted or underweight due to an inadequate diet often give birth to low birthweight children.
          • Around 50 per cent of pregnant women in developing countries are iron deficient (source: Unicef). Lack of iron means 315,000 women die annually from hemorrhage at childbirth. As a result, women, and in particular expectant and nursing mothers, often need special or increased intake of food.

         

          • Rural risk
          • Three-quarters of all hungry people live in rural areas, mainly in the villages of Asia and Africa. Overwhelmingly dependent on agriculture for their food, these populations have no alternative source of income or employment. As a result, they are vulnerable to crises. Many migrate to cities in their search for employment, swelling the ever-expanding populations of shanty towns in developing countries.

         

         

        WHY

        • Nature

          Natural disasters such as floods, tropical storms and long periods of drought are on the increase — with calamitous consequences for food security in poor, developing countries.

         

        • War
        • From Asia to Africa to Latin America, fighting displaces millions of people from their homes, leading to some of the world’s worst hunger emergencies. Since 2004, conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan has uprooted more than a million people, precipitating a major food crisis — in an area that had generally enjoyed good rains and crops.

         

        • In war, food sometimes becomes a weapon. Soldiers will starve opponents into submission by seizing or destroying food and livestock and systematically wrecking local markets. Fields and water wells are often mined or contaminated, forcing farmers to abandon their land.

         

        • When conflict threw Central Africa into confusion in the 1990s, the proportion of hungry people rose from 53 percent to 58 percent. By comparison, malnutrition is on the retreat in more peaceful parts of Africa such as Ghana and Malawi.

         

        • Agricultural infrastructure
        • In the long-term, improved agricultural output offers the quickest fix for poverty and hunger.

         

        • All conspire to limit agricultural yields and access to food.

         

        • Too many developing countries lack key agricultural infrastructure, such as enough roads, warehouses and irrigation. The results are high transport costs, lack of storage facilities and unreliable water supplies.

         

        • But, although the majority of developing countries depend on agriculture, their governments economic planning often emphasizes urban development.

         

        • Over-exploitation of environment

          Poor farming practices, deforestation, overcropping and overgrazing are exhausting the Earth’s fertility and spreading the roots of hunger.
        • Increasingly, the world’s fertile farmland is under threat from erosion, salination and desertification.

         

          • Poverty Trap
          • In developing countries, farmers often cannot afford seed to plant the crops that would provide for their families. Craftsmen lack the means to pay for the tools to ply their trade. Others have no land or water or education to lay the foundations for a secure future.

         

        • This is the result of seed control imposed by corporations like Monsanto that ensure farmers become mere labor force to produce food that is in accordance to an agenda of privatization, genetic modification, resource control and further contamination that is leading farmers to the point of suicide when realizing the contracts that they are forced to sign if they want to keep themselves ‘in business’ – The same happens with the monopolization of food distribution that leads to massive profits to a few chains that have all control of products that we consume where not only price but also the quality and conditions of our meals are being corrupted in order to fulfill more profit-making agendas where any form of actual care for our health is overridden by the need to control and generate more money out of a basic human need, which is food

         

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        These are some of the problems … go to the Next section for solutions

         

         

        Solutions                                                              

        • Food is a Fundamental Human Right and it must be granted to every individual by Constitutional Right where all Human Beings are given access to all foods and  nutrients to live a healthy and fulfilling life. This is possible due to understanding that all Resources of the Earth must be Equally distributed/ given access to all inhabitants of the planet in order to feed ourselves properly. It is a certainty that lacking resources is not the problem, but rather the system of power and control that would not grant all equal access to this – this will be solved through the implementation of Equal Money where your money is your access to that which we require to live  in the best possible condition.

         


         
        In an Equal Money System, Food will be a Basic Human Right. Food will no longer be detrimentally linked to money, where money decides the availability and quality of food and transparency of information. Food will no longer be tool for Profit but a Source of Life.
        - Day 204: Food Monopoly and Equal Money Capitalism

         

        • Equal Money Capitalism: Your work will enable you to earn money to buy the best quality food available existent in a system where profit won’t define the type of food you obtain, instead the highest quality standards will be implemented to know exactly what it is that we are consuming and how it has been produced from the moment of extraction to its final distribution center. This is part of the necessary transparency to ensure no hidden agendas are integrated in the very foods we eat. There won’t be privatization of resources, but organized labor to extract and produce sufficient food to ensure it is enough for everyone in the world in a sustainable basis.

         

        • We realize that providing a fulfilling diet for all individuals increases the ability for human beings to be well developed as well as improving performance in educational processes. All Children will have access to food from the moment of conception, gestation in the mother’s womb to ensures proper development,we understand that healthy mothers and children are the foundation of the preventive measures to eradicate diseases, virus and weaker immunologic systems. Information about proper nutrition will also go hand in hand with necessary education for parents to know how to feed their child in all various stages of their growth and development.

         

        • Quality foods will be a global standard that will form part of the global transparency to disclose all processes involved in food production, labeling of products to inform the people what is exactly being consumed – this means that many of our products will have to be reconfigured and reassessed according to its actual nutrimental value as opposed to mere profit-making products that do more harm than any good.

         

        • Food Safety: By Legal determination, all proven to be Cancerous substances, toxic chemicals, pollutants, fertilizers, genetically modified seeds and any other form of deliberate intervention to our food that is detrimental for living beings’ health will cease to exist once that we, the people of the world, ensure that our food is purified and reconfigured to be of actual support and is safe for every individual that consumes it – this is part of the de-monopolization process that will take place once that profit is no longer the driving force in our world system and corporations cease to have power over what we eat.  Instead providing quality healthy foods will be the standard that is sustained, guarded and supervised by all individuals as it is part of our collective responsibility to never again allow tyrant corporations to take control of our food, crops and distribution of it.  All necessary research to reverse these effects will form part of the restoration of our directive principle upon the food that we eat.

         

        • Consumption habits will be taught to parents and teachers where our food preferences will be transformed to be of actual support in accordance to physical body requirements. Diets will be given to every person and caretaker of minors to ensure that by virtue of having equal access to food, the nutritional requirements are given to all as an actual Human Right – this means that the Access to Food that we in fact Require is part of the new way in which we will ensure that everyone has the necessary means to live well. It will depend on each one’s work and further consumption preferences to buy extra treats, but the basics will be granted as a basic necessity that will be covered by default – this is the real end of Hunger.

         

        • The Government’s function – which will be any individual that wants to cooperate with supervision purposes to ensure all food production and distribution is optimized in an best for all manner. This will include designating the necessary resources for scientific and agricultural research to enhance food production technologies, optimize it and restore it to function in accordance to the natural cycles of the Earth, along with necessary corrections for further resource efficiency in all the processes involved in food production – this will include rehabilitation of eroded and ‘dead fields’ to be suitable for crops again, as well as providing the necessary infrastructure and education for people in places where food has not been grown due to lack of resources.

         

        • We will all support with Food Production according to the laws of physical supply and demand which means there are no market forces that determine the availability of food, it will be a process of logistics, human labor/work force, technology, transportation, distribution and sustainability at an ecological level what will be taken into consideration to ensure that food is guaranteed to all 7 billion people in this Earth – it is possible, we simply have to create the necessary infrastructure to do so in order to guarantee the application of the Fundamental Human Right to grant Food to all individuals equally.

         

         

        Read more about it here

         

        The following is part of the Constitutional Fundamental Human Rights as promulgated by the Equal Life Foundation.

           

          The Third Fundamental Human Right is that: Every Human, Fundamentally, Requires Food to Exist, Food to Have a Life on Earth and therefore, Food (which is primarily, actually, a Substance that is Produced by the Earth for Free, to a degree – except for the Human Labour part) –

          Food is the Third Basic Human Right. Without Food, Nobody can Exist. The very moment Food becomes a Scarcity that is Used for Control, one Actually Produce and Change the Human into the Behavior of a Slave-Master Relationship and there exist No Human Right in that Relationship.


          - DAY 362: Human Rights and the Equal Life Foundation

         

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        Rewards                                                              

        • Knowing with certainly what we are consuming/ drinking is the greatest safety measure we can co-create by working as a team that ensures only what is best for all is conducted in our food production processes. Food labeling will be an imperative requirement as well as providing the necessary nutritional education as mentioned to ensure that no underweight or overweight is produced – this will go hand in hand with removing products containing substances that are only meant to create addictions, like too much sugar, artificial flavors and growth enhancements, since the starting point of our food will be to nurture ourselves, not to make money out of it. Ensuring your child will be given the best quality foods is ensuring a lifetime of healthy habits and conditions – this is only possible if we all cooperate to become equal supervisors of how our food is produced, packaged and distributed.

         

        • Wars won’t exist in a world where life will be honored instead of antagonized and fought against in means of obtaining resources, work force, territory or any other political purpose. In a world where Life is Recognized and Valued in Equality we will all instead cooperate to ensure that the countries  and regions of the world with most lack are the ones that obtain the immediate support to stop and eradicate world hunger.

         

         

         

         

         

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        I'm a human being that has decided to live by the principle of Life in Equality and place myself as a point of support for everyone that's willing to birth themselves as Life in this world. View all posts by Marlen

        15 responses to “361. Food is a Human Right | Equal Money

        • Marietta A.

          No money, no food! Only air is for free, for now!

          • Marlen

            Right now it is indeed that way, and even air is now being canned and sold in China.

            Therefore, it is unacceptable that we keep such equation in place, hence we require to change the monetary system, the constitutions through political means to ensure Life is equally regarded and supported by virtue of being an equal living being.

            Thanks for reading.

        • Karen

          Not once did I see mentioned that there are too many people on this planet. Birth control needs to be available, family planning. If you and your mate are hungry, why are you bringing children into the world? It is the same in whatever country you live in. USA, Europe, Africa, anywhere. If you as an adult are not ale to find food, why are you having sex to bring a child into your misery. It is unacceptable for humans to be so demanding of the planet . 7 1/2 BILLION humans is tooooo much. My hope is less children born=less poverty=less pollution=more animals, better environment.

          • Marlen

            The idea of there being too many people in the planet comes along with the ideas of ‘scarcity’ implanted by our current system to justify poverty. What IS the problem is the lack of education and support that people that bring kids into this world have in terms of having ways to integrate birth control programs and also a broad understanding on the actual responsibility entailed within bringing children into this world, which is not limited to only educating the lower class but every single parent/ to be parent alike.

            So, I can agree that at the moment in the current conditions in which we live in where the majority is left out of the ‘win-win’ game it makes sense to see too much people as the problem – if everyone had sufficient support the people would not be the problem, but the current lifestyles and for that, American can be a ‘minority’ in relation to the majority of the world that lives in poverty, yet their lifestyles consume 3 times more than any other average individual in the world.

            So my suggestion is to not look at the problem from one dimension only but understanding the root and cause of the problem to generate solutions based on understanding all the starting points that lead to such consequence.

            Thanks for the feedback

          • kimamourette

            I agree with Marlen here – many people, especially those living in wealthy countries, who enjoy proper education and many of which have the luxury to choose to have only one or two children for the sake of enjoying the ‘gift of a child’, will claim that overpopulation is the problem for poverty and/or famine — when not really seeing the reason behind why it is that many poor families will have children, which is that it is often not their ‘choice’ of ‘enjoying the gift of raising a child’ but more a necessity or a consequence for whatever reason that their economic situation force them into.

            And so, it is clear that each one should have that ‘freedom of choice’ when it comes to children, and to make this choice within having the freedom and opportunity to consider the multiple dimensions involved in raising a child beyond personal/family survival – and that thus, it is really the economic system that is the problem here, and the problem with overpopulation will thus not change, if their living conditions do not change first.

        • Scott

          Do you really feel that you have the right to food that others expended their own labor to grow – NOT! We each have the Right to Land free and clear upon which to grow our own food.

          • Marlen

            If you read the blog, you’ll understand how it is not only a ‘demanding’ as that is what we are already doing, but an overall system of giving and receiving in Equality. The right to grow food is non existent in some places in America, so, there you go I suggest you first read and then comment according to the system we propose.

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