We Need Food to Survive

Posted on
December 15, 2015 by

This website is dedicated to helping people survive every day. In North America we face many situations where it is essential to be prepared. But all across the world, including our home, people are dying of hunger.

Food is such a basic need that we tend to take it for granted. There are 1.02 billion malnutritioned people across the globe; children are the most affected by this problem. 5 million children die each year due to hunger and the effects of hunger. These undernourished kids face up to 160 days of hunger-related illness each year before their deaths.

The effects of malnutrition vary:

  • premature death
  • mental deficiency and problems learning
  • susceptibility to disease
  • fatigue
  • scaly skin
  • bloated stomach
  • decreased or problematic organ function
  • poor growth
  • osteoporosis or bones that break easily

1 in 6 people are starving on our planet. They don’t even have the resources to try and survive. Hunger is caused by several different situations and not limited to third-world countries – hunger in Canada and the U.S. is largely hidden. This situation can be cause by natural disasters, poverty, conflict; poor agricultural infrastructure, financial and economic crises. These are not problems that only exist far away, but they are problems that are more abundant in certain areas.