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Many of our neighbors are struggling day-to-day with the effects of both acute and chronic poverty. Malnutrition, physical & mental health, education, employment and crime are issues that 18.3% of children in Madison are faced with every day. Please join the conversation and help raise awareness about how poverty drives negative outcomes for our most vulnerable citizens.
We are very fortunate to live in an exceptionally beautiful area with a relatively low crime rate, good schools, and world-class recreational opportunities. Many of our Madison neighbors, however, are struggling day-to-day with the effects of both acute and chronic poverty. Malnutrition, physical & mental health, education, employment and crime are issues that 18.3% of our children …
“The difference between you and the hungry is not production levels; it’s money. There are no hungry people with money; there isn’t a shortage of food, nor is there a distribution problem. There is an I-don’t-have-the-land-and-resources-to-produce-my-own-food, nor-can-I-afford-to-buy-food problem.”
“Must watch talk! It reframes the debate over the future of food and dispels the myth that we will feed 9 billion by expanding industrial agriculture. Addressing poverty and inequality, not expanding yield per acre, are the key issues in the food system. A wonderful factoid from the talk: industrial farmers use 70% of the resources consumed in food production to create 30% of the world’s food, while small holder farmers produce 70% of the world’s food using only 30% of the resources. Fossil fuel for machines, fertilizers and chemicals are resource intensive and the key factor in the difference between the two worlds. This reality clarifies that in a world of global warming and resource depletion, industrial ag will never be able to feed the world. It requires too may resources to produce food.”