Today is Global Food Crisis Day. A day set aside to draw attention to the desperate situation that is happening all over the world. The UN World Food Programme calls the current global food crisis “a phenomenon, a silent tsunami,” that is affecting millions of families in every nation on every continent. This global food crisis is more rapid, urgent and devastating than any other in the history of our planet.
The cost of food staples have roughly doubled in many countries due to unstable oil prices, increased meat consumption in countries like India and China, droughts in major crop-producing countries, and increased production of biofuels as well as other factors.
This is a crisis we cannot ignore. As christians we are called to feed the hungry. You can learn more about the Global Food Crisis and find out how you can help by following this link.