Readers’ Voice03 February 2023
We have stepped into 2023 with a food crisis. The number of people in the world was affected by hunger increased by this time after Covid pandemic. Between 720 and 811 million people in the world faced hunger now. Around 660 million people may still face hunger in 2030, in part due to the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on global food security.
The UN has tried to prevent world hunger by investing in the agriculture industry and also correcting the trade between the countries. The world food program is saving lives by delivering food and assisting people in need. Millions and tons of food are wasted another fact is that Americans throw away $165 billion worth of food every year about 20 pounds per person every month. Food waste has progressively increased by 50 per cent since 1974.
One-third of the food we produce goes to waste. It is like buying five bags of food and leavening behind two. To avoid buying more food than you need, make frequent trips to the grocery store every few days rather than doing a bulk shopping trip once a week.
Are you one of those Pick-perfect-product people? The consumer demand for flawless fruits and vegetables has led major grocery chains to buy only the most glossed perfectly ripe produce from farmers. This leads to tons of perfectly good food going to waste. People should start reusing food or giving food to someone in need because I think they will be happy with a fresh meal. For an example if you are unable to eat the food further wrap the food and put it in the fridge so that later on you can eat it.
By thinking more about the food your household wastes every day, you can help create positive change to conserve some of the earth's most valuable resources.
The demand for medicines has increased. Many drug dealers are taking the advantage of this. They have increased the prices of many essential medicines. The Department of Drug Administration says the price of drug must not rise in a year and half. The drug companies are also saying the same thing. So why are the sellers raising the prices of medicines and causing misery to the common people? Medicine is not a luxury consumer product. Human life and death depend on it. In this case, protecting the interests of the buyer is much more important.
Bioinformatics Research Lab