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Let's Think About Food for a Second

NVR Guys

It's World Food Day. Join us in taking a moment to focus on food and nutrition.

Some thoughts we've shared previously here on NVR...

From our travels, we know all too well about poverty and the unrelenting strangle-hold it has on millions of people around the world. Heck, this reality accounts for a big chunk of the motivation behind our No Vacation Required life. We owe it to those living in despair – the ghosts of society – to live a full life and to be a voice for them along the way.

We think of our inspirers from where we volunteered in South America who are lucky if they get one meal a day; we think of our “family” in Zambia that had never had a meal away from home until we met; we think about the fact that one in seven world citizens is chronically hungry.

Yep, a billion people are chronically hungry despite an over-abundance of food in parts of the world. Right now, here in the United States, a record number of people (about 46 million) are using food stamps. Disturbingly, this comes at a time when our home country also has a record number of millionaires.

You read that correctly. We have a record number of people relying on food stamps in order to live and a record number of millionaires.

By about 2050, there will be around 9 billion people on the planet. We need a better food system – one that more effectively feeds a growing population. 

Over a meal during the week ahead, get to thinking about your relationship with food. Ponder the following on your own or with your dining companions.

  1. Where does your food come from?
  2. Who is the face behind your food?
  3. How is the global food system connected?

Have you left us your wisdom/advice/thought? If not, do it! If so, share more! Not sure what to say? Feel free to pass along your favorite wisdom or advice or thought from another person.