Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Problem about Hunger

In his weekly op-ed column, Nicholas D. Kristof discusses the misunderstanding that most people have about hunger. The issue is not just a lack of food, but rather a lack of vital micro nutrients. Without the necessary iron, zinc, or vitamin A, the body cannot function properly and begins to deteriorate. Americans get their micronutrients from fortified foods, and this could work for those in Africa as well. The cost for fortifying foods is incredibly small, yet it would make an enormous impact. Read the full article here.