Sunday, November 22, 2009

UN Food Summit

The UN Food and Agriculture Summit in Rome was designed to address the facts and real problems of hunger. The hope was to see the world's industrialized countries come to the conclusion that this was a top priority and pledge high amounts of money to eradicating poverty. Unfortunately, the 192 nations that attended did not approve the $44 billion dollars annually to agricultural development aid to the UN. The only Group 8 leader to attend was Silvio Berlusconi of Italy. The summit was deemed a failure, although pointed out by Oxfam spokesperson you cannot solve poverty in a single meeting. The only question then is when is it going to be solved.

-Sara Frodge