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    Pope: Food a universal right

    Pope: Food a universal right
    ROME, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Pope Benedict XVI marked World Food Day with a Vatican statement Tuesday calling food a universal right and blaming human activity for hunger.

    The pope said all countries should honor the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which included food as one of those rights, the Italian news agency Ansa reported.

    "A sense of solidarity, in which food is considered a universal right without distinction or discrimination, must develop in all the countries of the world," Benedict said...

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    I agree. There's more than enough food to go around in this world.
    I cannot imagine what extreme poverty must be like.

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    We produce enough food worlwide to feed everyone yet millions of people around the world experience hunger and starvation, the cause of which is the uneven distribution of the worlds food supply. It's one of the solvable but relatively unaddressed and ongoing crimes against humanity.

    Guess we're lucky to have an obesity epidemic.
    Last edited by antiquity; 10-19-2007 at 12:56 PM.

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