Flannery Correspondence

April 8, 2013

Daily Change, April 7th

Filed under: Uncategorized — bcflannfam @ 01:48

During these 25 days, advocates and sponsors/partners receive a copy of a special newspaper called The Daily Change.  It includes a few short articles about hunger plus hunger’s undersung first world homologue, obesity.  It also includes some links to the 25 in Change website (FAQ, how to participate further, etc.) as well as the motivation and inspiration behind what we’re doing.

Here is a summary of the articles from yesterday, Sunday, April 7th:

What malnutrition is and how it affects the human body:  http://www.wfp.org/hunger/malnutrition

Why hunger, not starvation, is the world’s number 1 health risk:  http://www.wfp.org/hunger/what-is
Hunger decreased from affecting 959 million people in 1970 to 791 million in 1997.  Since then it has risen dramatically:  Up to 870 million at last count.  For every eight people in the world, one goes hungry.  Hunger’s affect on immunity, childhood growth, mental activity, and physical energy often leaves its victims with lifelong effects even if it does not immediately or directly kill them.  The immune system is crippled by hunger, especially in children.  A hungry body cannot fight off infections and diseases that would otherwise be far less deadly.

How widespread is inadequate nutrition, especially iron deficiency in the world:  http://www.who.int/nutrition/topics/ida/en/index.html
Over 30% of the world’s population is anemic.  In developing countries, 50% of pregnant women are anemic; anemia contributes to 20% of all maternal deaths.

(Disclaimer:  These links are food for thought.  They originate from 25 in Change.  We Flannerys like what 25 in Change is doing to fight hunger but we don’t always agree with or favor all of the ideas presented here.  It is healthy to be aware of all these ideas without having to agree wholeheartedly.  If nothing else they are good for the sake of discussion, thought, and the healthy comfort-challenge that comes from different philosophies pursuing the common goals of reducing hunger, improving health, and cultivating efficient systems.  We look forward to covering some of the controversies surrounding the different perspectives on hunger and how to fight it soon.)

(Forward to articles from today, Monday, April 8th)

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