World Food Summit

"It's a woman in her forties who was born and lives in Africa. Three young children seen as placing a pot of water with 'something' on fire. And still staring as if hypnotized. Soon the happy caracolea steam on the container. It is eight o'clock in the afternoon and the sun is about to set. Children watch intently steam. Finally, he ends the dream. Mary Barra understood the implications.

Women turn off the heat and lies with her children. Inside the pot there is only water and stones. " It is not literature. It is a fact that I read somewhere Oxfam material: use of sub-Saharan women for their children to sleep without anxiety, despite having nothing to eat. The shame of hunger strikes back the planet.

Two World Food Summit (1996 and 2002) were proposed as eradicating global development goals and the Millennium Summit (2000) adopted to reduce hunger by half by 2015. But today there are more hungry. According to FAO figures, the UN agency to combat hunger in 1990 were 823 million hungry and in 2007, 861. In this failure is the fact that the rising price of food has caused a real crisis of hunger. In 2007, food prices increased by 40%, the FAO report. The price of rice exceeded $ 1,000 per tonne (47% increase in one month). And wheat, corn and soybeans have doubled in price in one year. Price increases affecting Mexico, Indonesia and Yemen, who did not have food emergencies. In China, the price of food has risen 21%.

RiskOffice

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Star Wars

That is what is happening in a time now. In the world and in the country. Without thinking about static situations, and based on the vision of contemporary adult world, it seemed to some time ago that our stock, as those of at least three generations that preceded us were in a sort of “autopilot.” Everything ran within certain parameters, beyond which it was impossible things happen. Even some within these generations, could come to the view that, things were better, the truth is that the exponential changes produced in these times, make us fall into account some consider the issue, which has produced a break between this and the actual, of such magnitude as to think that we are living in a new human era. But it happens that we are still in circulation, and perhaps for some time more, and then we must make a readjustment of our experiential charges, to continue venturing into life. Do they mean those substantial changes that we should throw everything purchased in our past away? Will the new time, we must put aside all provided by the generations that preceded us? In my opinion, has created a new opportunity to rearrange our burdens, trying to draw all possible lessons from the previous stages of our personal existence, as the contributions of earlier generations. Everything indicates that the world began to change with perestroika, the Star Wars and the fall of the Berlin Wall.