How Banks Cause Hunger #infographic
Banks and other financial speculators are betting on food prices in financial markets, causing dramatic spikes in the cost of food. For speculators, this can mean huge profits. But high prices for staple foods, such as wheat and maize, mean poor people around the world are going hungry and millions are being forced into deeper poverty.
There are many different charity organisations that work to reduce poverty and to increase the health of those living in poverty. This particular organisation focuses on providing clean safe drinking water to communities- which has many benefits. It helps improve health and sanitation, safety (less walking distance), the economy, disease prevention and food supply.
They're Just A Bunch Of Little Doodles In A Kid's Notebook. So Why Is It So Upsetting?
Note: This #UpChat has concluded, but don't worry! You can check out our recap of the discussion below and here.This might not be news for some of you. For others, this might be the first time you've ever seen the facts on this issue. But this is real: Too many kids in the United States go hungry each and every day. And that's just incredibly messed up.So if you're as upset as I was after seeing these stats and you want to know how you can help, why not check out our #UpChat on child hunger…