During the credit crisis all over the world and influencing so many of western people, there is some much more dangerous crisis happening in 3rd world countries in Africa and Asia. More than 783 million people don’t have an access to a safe water for drinking or using in their homes. What is more tragic – more than 2,5 billion people doesn’t have access to adequate sanitation. These are worrying numbers as it is more than one third of worlds population.
Food crisis has taken place drastically in recent years as the human population grows and it becomes hard to support it with food. There is not much land for agriculture left either. All this can lead to more than 30% of worlds population starving by year 2020 as said by World Bank. During the last 30-50 years tremendous amounts of forests in Africa, Asia and south America has been cleared to gain wood and land, however the land is not usable in agriculture for growing crops. Droughts in Africa lately has raised the food prices and the poorer people can not afford food and starve.
The threat is real and we in the west are directly responsible to some effect as the debt is owed to institutions and banks in the developed world. Check out the reports and documentaries on this issue, there’s some decent reports from the British media particularly the BBC. You will need to buy UK IP address to access the broadcasts from outside the United Kingdom.
Droughts have severe economic, nutritional and poverty effects. It is not only the 3rd world countries in the risk of food or water crisis. Nowadays because of weather change droughts are often developed even in US and Europe. Because of dry weather there has been incredible decrease of maize and soybeen crops in US. Therefor no one is protected. We have to think of better and more effective ways to produce food and grow crops. The forests and original biospheres should be saved as they help preventing droughts as well as produce oxygen.
In looking for better ways in producing food it can be always suggested to check good baking tips for saving money, water and time. Such small actions could give a little but important benefit to everyone. Take a look at http://best-baking.com/ for some great tips on baking delicious cakes and other bakery products. Take your action and help fighting poverty now!