24 September 2007

Contemporary Marie Antoinettes.

While obesity plagues people in some countries, several millions of people go to bed hungry every night. Farmer suicides are on the rise.. Selfish societies, Greedy Corporations,Vote hungry politicians and ruthless policymakers rig the lifecyle of food chain. J'ai faim !... cries millions. Are we deaf?


barkfoot said...

I only buy what I need to eat, I never throw any food away. Responsibility is with the individual. Perhaps we all need to spend a week surviving on what we can forage, this would bring us an appreciation as to how lucky we are.

Vinod_Sharma said...

Greedy corporations have the shining example of Bill Gates who is giving away almost all that he has made to charity.

Politicians and policy makers should find it easy to give since nothing really belongs to them. But, paradoxically, they find it very hard while millions continue to sleep hungry...

Georg said...

Bonjour Anrosh,

Famine is as old as humanity. Countless species disappear from our planet through lack of food and nobody cares.

As to us human beings, I fear this is just the beginning. In 20 or 30 years from now we'll be nearly ten billion crawling on the surface of Mother Earth. And at that time, good will or bad won't changes the outcome as to food supply.


Susan said...

Dear Amrosh - Yes, many are deaf and a whole lot of other unbecoming adjectives. What to do about it? Those who care can only take up little pieces of the cause, it is so overwhelming and horrifying. One person cannot change the world, but one can do his/her part. Are you familiar with Hillel?

Anrosh said...

barkfoot, point well taken.

Vinod_sharma, Talking about marketing styles, microsoft is the icing on the cake. They first raked in and now they give. Of course - I agree corporations are not meant to do charity. Well, we can discuss this endlessly.

Bonjour Georg, We will be crawling with more food - thanks to technology, but just like polyster replaced cotton, food will be replaced by ??

Susan, Thank You for introducing me to Hillel.

Thank You all for your comments. It is always good to hear a different angle and learn anew.

designflute said...

we are like real bad incarnation of Gandhiji's 3 monkeys- see-hear-speak no bad things.
sh...sh hungry people are no eyecandy!
you must be knowing that in India how large land holdings (abolished not long back) are back via corporate farming!

Georg said...

Bonjour Anrosh,

Thanks for answering me. As you said, polyester replaces cotton. I don't know how you feel about it but I dislike polyester wholeheartedly. Too hot in Summer and too cold in Winter!

Naturally, I don't know either by what means food will be replaced in the future. But my bet is probably by patriotism and religion.

Let's talk about this again in ten years, Anrosh.


Anrosh said...

designflute - That's news.

Georg - 10 years it is.

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