Paul Lachine

Naléhavý požadavek boje proti hladu

BRUSEL – Letos je na výběr z celé řady summitů, ale Světový summit o potravinové bezpečnosti by v tlačenici zapadnout neměl. Toto setkání, které se bude konat v Římě od 16. do 18. listopadu, dodává zoufale potřebnou energii třem vzájemně provázaným problematikám, jež v současné éře patří k nejnáročnějším: potravinové bezpečnosti, biodiverzitě a změně klimatu.

V bitvě proti světovému hladovění kolektivně selháváme. Víc než miliarda lidí dnes na světě nemá dostatek potravin, aby uspokojili své základní každodenní výživové potřeby, a v rozvojových zemích se situace ještě zhoršuje.

Jedná se v prvé řadě o mravní nehoráznost. Jak je možné, že v jedenadvacátém století, kdy jsme už člověka dostali na Měsíc a zpátky, stále nedokážeme nasytit všechny obyvatele planety? Tvůrci politik si navíc musí uvědomit, že potravinová nezajištěnost se váže k přetrvávajícím důsledkům hospodářské krize a k probíhající změně klimatu a že pro naše globální společenství nepředstavuje o nic menší hrozbu.

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