Record one billion people in the world are hungry, says UN as parents fight to give their children just one meal a day
Parents in some of Africa's poorest countries are cutting back on school, clothes and basic medical care just to give their children a meal once a day, experts say. Still, it is not enough.
Consumption and Consumerism
Today’s consumption is a major cause of environmental degradation. It is also a backbone to globalization and this system maintains disparities between the rich and poor. Wasted wealth due to wasted capital leads to wasted labor and wasted resources and to maintain these disparities has been one of the major causes of poverty. This section on the globalissues.org web site provides an insight into deeper issues of consumption and consumerism.