There are some who are hungry. Ask why.

 

For Congo Children, Food Today Means None Tomorrow

I saw this frightening article in the Kinshasa Journal via the New York Times. Immediately I asked myself why. Why are children in the Congo hungry, actually some of the  hungriest in the world according to the 2011 Global Hunger Index, while the country is so rich in minerals?

Evidence from the article:

Ten years ago, even poor Congolese could expect to eat one substantial meal a day — perhaps cassava, a starchy root, with some palm oil, and a little of the imported frozen fish that is a staple here.

Agricultural productivity is simply gone.

Half the population eats only once a day…while a quarter eats only once every two days.

But regardless of the facts, we still ask why.

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~ by Kate on February 13, 2012.

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