Jul 28, 2020 5:00 PM
Two Hamilton and Two Casteel High School Students
World Affairs Seminar June 22-25

Due to the pandemic, World Affairs Seminar hosted its first virtual conference this summer, bringing together students from around the world to discuss the following topic: Hunger in a World of Plenty. The students were presented with an issue and worked collaboratively to address potential solutions to the problems related to the issue.  The following is a description of the issue / problem:

"After a prolonged decline, world hunger is on the rise: in 2016 an estimated 815 million around the world did not have access to enough food to meet basic nutritional needs. Hunger is particularly a problem in the developing world, where violent conflicts, economic crises, and weather-related catastrophes have wreaked havoc on both food production and availability. Yet hunger is also an issue in the United States, where 1 in 6 Americans find themselves dealing with food insecurity on any given day. Such global statistics are not due to lack of food. For the past twenty years, the rate of global food production has increased faster than the rate of global population growth. That means that there is more than 1 ½ times enough food to feed everyone on the globe. How can hunger continue to persist in such a world of plenty?"