Friday, October 31, 2008

Question of the Week: Hunger

Would you be willing to murder an innocent person if it would end hunger in the world?

I couldn't do it. It would be one thing if the task was to kill Hitler or General Zod or some other genocidal maniac. But just some random person? No. I would rather end hunger by forcing companies to give away some of their stock of food. Seriously, have you walked down the aisle of your local grocery store lately? Just take a stroll down the cereal aisle and think about how much cereal is in that one store. Then think about just how many grocery stores there are in the US alone. And what happens to all that cereal that never gets sold? Does Mr. Kellogg donate it to some sort of food pantry?

What about when we go out to eat at restaurants that serve ridiculously enormous portions that are impossible to finish in one sitting. Maybe if those restaurants would cut back their meal size we could kill two birds with one stone. Eliminate obesity and feed people who do without.

I'm just doing a lot of talking here. I really don't know what steps would need to be taken to ensure that people wouldn't go hungry anymore. Seems to me that would be a more important issue than what kinds of pay raises the members of congress got last year or whether or not the government can lower the cost of gasoline.

*Question of the Week comes from The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.

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