Poverty is the main cause of hunger in the world. Poverty includes people's lack of resources, such as food, water, proper climate, and even soil fertility. Giving an unequal pay can also lead to poverty. For example, in developing countries, poor people approximately receive $1.25 a day or less. Without the money, you can't buy food, water, proper soil, seeds; pretty much anything to survive. This payment is leading to a decrease in death of human life-l.23 billion people to 982 million in 2004. However, hunger can also lead to poverty. By causing poor health, and even low levels of energy, hunger can lead to even greater poverty by reducing people's ability to work and learn. Therefore, there is a relationship between poverty & hunger, and that one affects the other, like vice versa.
Over the past ten years, researchers have confirmed what educators, child caregivers and healthcare professionals know through observation: When children don’t get enough nutritious food, they fall behind physically, cognitively, academically, emotionally and socially. They, their families, communities and country suffer the life-long consequences of these reduced outcomes. Adults who experienced hunger as children have lower levels of educational and technical skills. Ill-prepared to perform effectively in today’s jobs, they create a workforce that is less competitive.
Ending childhood hunger will contribute significantly to solving many of America’s most pressing and long-lasting problems – healthcare, education, workforce competitiveness, and ultimately economic weakness. Ending childhood hunger in America will improve the health of its people while reducing short– and long-term healthcare costs, elevate the educational status of its people, and help the nation regain its workforce competitiveness and economic strength. By reversing consequences like those listed below, the benefits of ending child hunger will go far beyond individual children.
It was also possible that the U.S. would achieve its goals in South Vietnam. Judging by other U.S. policies, superior power coupled with convincing propaganda usually came out on top. Such was the case with the Dominican Republic in the spring of 1965. U.S. military forces invaded the country in order to secure a rightist military junta that had ousted the democratically elected government of Juan Bosch. The American people were told that the 20,000 U.S. troops dispatched were sent to save American lives and prevent a communist takeover. Daniel Ellsberg, a Pentagon analyst who was privy to the inside story, reflected, “We were 100 percent lying about what we were doing in the Dominican Republic.” The Dominican Republic, said Ellsberg, was “one of the few communist-free environments in the whole world.” The Johnson administration got away with its lies and Washington added the country to its list of client-states. As in Vietnam, internal developments in the Dominican Republic were touted as a threat to the United States, when in fact there was no threat whatsoever, only a desire on the part of U.S. leaders to establish another pro-U.S. regime.
... in world forums in the past few decades.
Kuzmarov, Modernizing Repression; and John Stockwell, The Praetorian Guard: The U.S. Role in the New World Order (Boston: South End Press, 1991), p. 47.
Hunger affects can be felt throughout the entire world.
Frank Baldwin and Diane and Michael Jones, America’s Rented Troops: South Koreans in Vietnam (Philadelphia: American Friends Service Committee, 1973), cited in Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman, The Political Economy of Human Rights 1: The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism (Boston: South End Press, 1979), p. 321.
Ending Child Hunger Strengthens America
Turse, Kill Anything That Moves, pp. 58, 90, 91; and David Hunt, Vietnam’s Southern Revolution: From Peasant Insurrection to Total War (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2009), p. 162.