The United Nations posted an article, “The Benefits of World Hunger” however after quotes were circulated on social media, the op-ed was removed. Nevertheless, we obtained a copy of the original article through the WayBack Machine.
Some of the more interesting quotes:
Hunger has great positive value to many people. Indeed, it is fundamental to the working of the world’s economy. Hungry people are the most productive people, especially where there is a need for manual labour.
For those of us at the high end of the social ladder, ending hunger globally would be a disaster. If there were no hunger in the world, who would plow the fields? Who would harvest our vegetables? Who would work in the rendering plants? Who would clean our toilets? We would have to produce our own food and clean our own toilets. No wonder people at the high end are not rushing to solve the hunger problem. For many of us, hunger is not a problem, but an asset.