Paul Lachine

Наш долг перед устранением голода

БРЮССЕЛЬ – В этом году проводится огромное количество саммитов, однако Всемирный саммит по продовольственной безопасности имеет право на то, чтобы на него обратили особое внимание. Эта встреча, которая будет проходить в Риме с 16 по 18 ноября, является олицетворением столь необходимой движущей политической силы, направленной на решение трех связанных проблем – одних из наиболее сложных в наши дни: безопасность пищи, биологическое разнообразие и изменение климата.

В глобальном масштабе мы проигрываем войну с мировым голодом. Более чем миллиарду человек в мире сегодня не хватает продовольствия для восполнения их ежедневной потребности в пище, а в развивающихся странах ситуация еще сильнее ухудшается.   

Прежде всего, такая ситуация неправильна с моральной точки зрения. Как возможно такое, чтобы в двадцать первом веке, когда нам удалось высадиться на Луне и вернуться обратно, мы все еще не можем прокормить каждого жителя нашей планеты? Кроме того, высокопоставленные политики должны признать, что продовольственная нестабильность связана с продолжительным эффектом от экономического кризиса и продолжающимися изменениями климата, а также то, что это представляет собой не меньшую угрозу нашему глобальному сообществу.

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