Being hungry means more than just missing a meal. It’s a debilitating crisis that has more than 700 million people in its grip.
Hunger is a perilous cycle that passes from one generation to the next: Families who struggle with chronic hunger and malnutrition consistently go without the nutrients their minds and bodies need, which then prevents them from being able to work, go to school, or improve their lives.
I believ that breaking the cycle of poverty and building strong communities begins when every person has enough nutritious food to live a healthy and productive life. It is key to our work in more than 40 countries around the world.
1 in every 9 people goes to bed hungry each night.
Around the world, 795 million people do not have enough of the food they need to live an active, healthy life.
People suffering from chronic hunger are plagued with recurring illnesses, developmental disabilities and low productivity. They are often forced to use all their limited physical and financial resources just to put food on the table.
98 percent of the world’s hungry live in developing regions. Most of them live in Asia.
The highest number of malnourished people, 553 million, lives in Asia and the Pacific, in countries like Indonesia and the Philippines.
In sub-Saharan Africa, 227 million people face hunger in arid countries like Ethiopia, Niger and Mali.
And 47 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean are struggling to find enough to eat, in places like Guatemala and Haiti.
The majority of these hungry families live in rural areas where they widely depend on agriculture to survive.
Most famines are caused by nature. These are caused by war.
Many American adults first learned about the very idea of an African famine in 1985, when Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson brought together some of the biggest stars in rock and pop music to record a song called “We Are the World.” It was part of an effort to raise money to fight a famine that killed a million people in Ethiopia between 1983 and 1985.
The crisis in the 1980s pales in comparison to the famine il be come soon. Because it isn’t just happening in one country; it’s happening in more.
Take Nigeria, where a bloody insurgency by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram has created a growing humanitarian disaster. Since the group declared war on the country’s central government in 2009, millions of civilians — including huge numbers of farmers — have been forced from their homes to escape the group’s campaign of suicide bombings and kidnappings. With the agricultural systems of hard-hit areas in near collapse because of the fighting, the UN estimates that at least 4.8 million people are in need of urgent food assistance.
According to USA Watch Dog, Wigington contends that the situation is much worse than most yet understand and climate engineering (not to be confused with the propagated and manufactured climate change which was invented in 1998 to cover this up as a“solution” to climate change) is a primary causal factor. Wigington explains, “Our situation is far more dire and immediate than anyone yet comprehends, and climate engineering is making it worse, not better. Official statistics say 20 million people could starve in the coming months, and that number will increase exponentially. The biosystems of the planet are imploding.”Geoengineering expert Dane Wigington is suing to get NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration) to give up its climate engineering information and has hit a brick wall. Wigington contends,
“There is no hiding from what’s coming. . . . NOAA is not returning our FOIA’s, Freedom of Information Act
requests. They are legally required to give those to our attorneys, and they are not doing that. In fact, NOAA, in essence, flipped us the middle finger by sending back FOIA’s saying they know nothing about any sort of weather modification anywhere ever.
Think how absurd this is when there are 300 regional weather modification programs that NOAA is required to sign off on every single year. They are denying all of it. This is the biggest cover-up in human history, with the largest most extensive operation in history, with the cooperation of governments around the globe. That is not speculation. You have to look and understand the gravity of the situation that is unfolding. Countries around the globe, whatever you are focused on, if it’s not saving the life support systems of the planet, everything else amounts to arranging deck chairs on the Titanic. . . . This is the single most destructive endeavor ever launched by the human race. Mathematically, it’s the greatest threat we face short of nuclear catastrophe.”
Wigington contends that the situation is much worse than anyone thinks, and it’s mainly because of climate engineering. Wigington explains, “Our situation is far, far more dire and immediate than anyone comprehends, and climate engineering is making it worse not better.
The only people who think organic farming can feed the world are delusional hippies, hysterical moms, and self-righteous organic farmers. Right?
Actually, no. A fair number of agribusiness executives, agricultural and ecological scientists, and international agriculture experts believe that a large-scale shift to organic farming would not only increase the world’s food supply, but might be the only way to eradicate hunger.
Urban homestead that is growing fruits and vegetables in the Las Vegas desert. In this episode you will get a full tour of this urban homestead, including many of the different edible crops growing. You will discover some of the techniques that were used to make this a bountiful, and productive garden.
You will learn how to quickly and easily dig a 3’x3? foot hole into hard desert soil, how they start their seeds and transplants, how to plant two fruit trees in one hole, some of the best nutrients you can add to your garden, and so much more.
You will also discover how standard EMT electrical conduit was used to make garden structures such as a bird netting frame, hoophouse frame and even a trellis.
After watching this episode you will learn alot about starting and growing your own urban homestead so you can supply you and your family with a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Homestead Vegetable Garden-In-A-Can:
Produce enough fresh food for a family of eight for a whole year with just one can.
If you have a glass jar and access to fresh water, you can grow a supply of herbs in water right on your windowsill! While any medium -sized container will do, Mason Jars are particularly cute! Growing procedure for all the herbs is the same. Simply take some healthy, fresh cuttings – Leaving just two sets of leaves at the top of each cutting, and remove the remaining leaves. Then, submerge the cuttings in a few inches of clean-water. Here is a list of such herbs.
1. Peppermint Grow peppermint in a jar and snip off a bit to make herbal tea, oil or soup. You can also just enjoy the sweet scent of this fragrant herb Peppermint does well in partially sunny or shady windows.
2. Oregano You can use fresh oregano straight in pasta sauces, soups and other savory dishes. Just use a pair of kitchen scissors to gently remove a few leaves from the stem. Oregano can grow quite large, so keep an eye on your plant.
3. Sage Sage has a flavorful scent which makes it a popular choice for holistic purposes. You can also use sage with eggs, chicken, lamb or pineapple. Snip as much as you need and add it to your favorite dish. Sage doesn’t need a ton of water and should be kept in moderate sunlight
4. Basil This popular Italian herb grows well in water and can be used in many different recipes including sauces and soups. Make sure your basil jar gets about 6-8 hours of sunlight per day.
5. Stevia This hardy herb prefers a bit of sun but can grow just as well in shadier areas. You can use the leaves off of this herb to sweeten your tea of coffee naturally! You can also create a powder from the leaves to use as a sweetener too.
6.Thyme Thyme is a versatile herb. It will flower or you can harvest them before they flower, hang the stems to dry the leaves and then remove the leaves to use in cooking. Thyme needs plenty of sunlight, so set those jars in a bright window.
7.Rosemary This flavorful herb does well in sunlight or partially shaded areas. It will grow better in full sunlight though. Use your growing’s to spice up your favorite chicken dish!
8.Lemon Balm You can use the lemon balm herb to create an herbal tea that helps reduce anxiety, relieve symptoms of indigestion and helps make sleep a little easier to come by. Give this plant plenty of sunlight.
9.Chives This onion family member is super easy to grow and you can use it in a ton of dishes. Make sure this herb has plenty of water and sunlight for best growth results.
For Continues harvest of your herbs, try adding hydroponic nutrients to the water to give your herb a nutrient boost. Now, Have you ever grown herbs in a jar?
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Think About Canning and Preserving
Sure, you can feed the family from the garden through the growing season, but what about in the winter?
Tomatoes, for example, can be made into sauce, salsa, dehydrated — or all three! Remember that low-acid foods will need acid added or to be pressure-canned, and always use a current, accurate canning recipe. Some easy vegetables and fruits for beginning canners: apples, berries, cucumbers (pickled), tomatoes, and green beans (as dilly beans). Also, preserving includes freezing foods. Freezing is easy and safe. You can freeze berries, tomatoes, and basically any vegetable (blanching or boiling first, usually).