The global reasons for hunger are many -- politics, economic distress and natural disasters to name a few. I've never been hungry, but I experienced a life-changing experience with hunger.

Cary Blake, Associate Editor

April 9, 2013

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There Are Solutions To Hunger In Agriculture’s Toolbox

We’ve likely all seen commercials on television asking for financial contributions to help feed hungry people around the world. The ads often show shirtless, malnourished children with protruding ribs and flies landing on their faces.

The ads tug on the heartstrings and call on us to help those who are less fortunate.

According to the United Nations Food Program, 870 million people worldwide are undernourished. One in eight fails to consume enough food to lead an active life.

The global reasons for hunger are many – political tyrants, joblessness, and weather disasters to name a few. Personally, this journalist has never been hungry, but experienced a life-changing experience with hunger.

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About the Author(s)

Cary Blake

Associate Editor, Western Farm Press

Cary Blake, associate editor with Western Farm Press, has 32 years experience as an agricultural journalist. Blake covered Midwest agriculture for 25 years on a statewide farm radio network and through television stories that blanketed the nation.
 Blake travelled West in 2003. Today he reports on production agriculture in Arizona and California. He also covers New Mexico and West Texas agriculture for Southwest Farm Press.
 Blake is a native Mississippian, graduate of Mississippi State University, and a former Christmas tree grower.

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