The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Hunger:
The corollary to wealth

Nov 17, 2003

The United Nations organization for food and agriculture reported that 840 million human beings suffer from chronic hunger.

The large majority of those facing starvation, 800 million, are in the Third World countries. Over 100,000 people die from hunger in those countries every day, including 12,000 infants.

But at least 40 million of the desperately hungry live in the so-called rich countries.

These 40 million people starving in the rich countries underlines the fact that hunger is not the result of some natural or geographic situation, but of the organization of this society. Wealth for a minority translates into misery for the masses, in each country as well as on the scale of the planet.