Saturday, September 15, 2012

Teaching a Man to Fish?

I'm sure that many of you have heard the old proverb: "Give a man to fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime". However, the reality of food poverty in the world is not quite this simple, as the following video explains.

Similar to what the video says about farming, it's pretty hard to fish if you're too hungry to work during the day. I think this is what the rich Republicans in my own country need to remember -- that most of the world's poor would like to work and make enough to feed their families, but they often lack the physical means.

On a related note, here is another video from the World Food Program (WFP) about the poor in Liberia.

Leave your thoughts on food poverty below.
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