Global Hunger Down Substantially Since 2000
Am I the only person that reads the newspaper or watches the news and hears encouraging statistics only to have the reporter add a "but" at the end of the good news ? Why can't they give us good news and then shut up ? Since the MSM is so determined to direct our attention to "the Sky is Falling" mentality., the marketer in me has decided perhaps it would be worth it to start pointing out some of the good going on in the world and allowing the reader to enjoy the fact. These little articles I headline "Democracy Thrives in Brightness" as an homage to the Washington Post's fatalistic tag line "Democracy Dies in Darkness". I realize their "sky is falling" mentality brings in ratings, but maybe there's a market for mare positive news that at least pauses to offer a taste of the good news being offered.
Did you know that the worlds' rate of hunger has dropped 27% since the year 2000 according to the Global Hunger Index (a statistical tool used to describe the state of countries’ hunger situation). The world's population is getting larger and larger which is cause for concern, but the reality is there are well over a billion and a half more people added to the planet since 2000 and they are much less miserable than just 17 years ago ! The rate of hunger has gone down by more than 50% in China, Brazil, Peru and Bolivia.
Why is the world hunger rate going down ? There are multiple factors. Better farming practises throughout the world. More open and Democratic societies which encourage business and commerce. A larger rate of capitalism throughout the world fosters entrepreneurship and a higher flow of cash in society that leads to more food produced. .
This is good news, Let's stop to celebrate and enjoy the comforting thought that far fewer of our fellow humans are going without food today.