U.N. Takes Down Op-Ed: The Benefits of World Hunger

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.


1 thought on “U.N. Takes Down Op-Ed: The Benefits of World Hunger”

  1. This verbage sounds really bad but it makes the point with its satire that there are folks who don’t even think of the hunger issue. Kings and Presidents mostly do not think because they have and don’t need.

    Our forefathers were workers and toiled in the field and helped the neighbor and whole villages stood together at times. Our envy of the ‘rich’ can create faulting of the rich person even when the person worked hard to get the ‘riches’. This article can be taken to denegrade those who have more while we see ourselves having less, forgetting they or the parents may have started at the bottom to create their American Dream. We are fortunate that one can still start at the bottom and earn and work and reach their dream, or pass along a future prosperity to their children.

    Trump had his faults but he did think of the economy and the people. Americans including me have gotten too comfortable with our have status.

    I have neighbors that periodically have hunger issues. And assist them in receiving food bank help. I have helped at a food pantry and one would be surprised at the sometimes temporary situations that create the need for little hand up.


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