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December 13th, 2009
02:42 PM ET

Ending hunger, one tweet at a time

It's a staggering number: A billion people are now living in chronic hunger. The World Food Programme has launched a huge internet effort aimed at getting a billion people online to do something to help.
Whether you Facebook, Tweet, or blog, the WFP is reaching out to you.


Filed under: Anchors • Josh Levs
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    From jobs we don't want and food we wont eat why don't we send all school lunches to help the starving kids they want what we take for granite .

    December 13, 2009 at 3:06 pm |
  2. A. Smith, Oregon

    If American city planners do not immediately begin engineering projects for alternative fresh water supply's to make up for dwindling snow packs and rivers, the shortage of food world wide and across America is going to become much more common.

    The fertile valleys of California supply 1/3 of America's total produce and routinely export a great deal of their produce overseas to feed many nations overseas. The aquifers in California and across America are quickly being drained due to fewer rains and longer droughts.

    Whatever pressing problem American's feel exists today, if our city's, metro-areas and farm lands run out of fresh water supply's, that single problem will immediately be at the top of the list. It takes many years of planning and engineering to implement adequate fresh water supply alternatives to city's and regional metro areas. Waiting until city's literally run out of fresh water before deciding to deal with it, is totally unacceptable and would take years before any meaningful relief is received.

    If you are really concerned about people starving around the world, demand that America begins planning and implementing new fresh water alternatives for its city's and regional metro-areas immediately.

    December 13, 2009 at 3:29 pm |
  3. Elizabeth Benton

    You have already reported everything that you know, everything you suspect, and everything you thinkkkkk about Tiger woods. Now could we move on?? I wonder how many of you media mouths have cheated on your wives and or your girlfriends? Most of us golf fans loved Tiger because of his spectacular golf game. Tiger, please come back soon! I wish the news media would vanish instead.

    December 13, 2009 at 7:59 pm |
  4. Dodie - CA

    While I am happy to see The World Food Program launching a huge internet effort, we still remain in the problem. We must move into the solution and deal with the real underlying issues.

    With the exploding population growth, excessive consumption from well-off individuals, errant technology, and corrupt governments, the environment is endangered and the sustainability of the people of our planet is threatened. If we continue at the current rate, population will double to over 11 billion by 2035. Overpopulation is the root of all environmental and many economic issues such as timber over harvesting, loss of arable land, ocean depletion, food and water shortages, air and water pollution, habitat loss, and global warming.

    The solutions are: educate and enable women to bring forth fewer children, tax pollution of any kind, establish and promote simpler lifestyles, and set up government programs to enable the above solutions. Until we move into the solution, our efforts will create no change; as the original problem still remains!

    December 13, 2009 at 11:46 pm |
  5. Anthony Gray

    Thank you, Josh for bringing this to national light! I have posted a blog on my myspace page and have committed to donating 25 cent everytime someone reposts from my blog.

    December 17, 2009 at 11:43 am |