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Extreme Global Hunger: The UN Warns That Some Of The Poorest Areas Of The World Have...

• https://theeconomiccollapseblog.com, By Michael

In 2015, UN officials established a goal of completely eliminating global hunger by the year 2030.  Needless to say, they have failed dramatically.  According to the UN, someone is dying from starvation "every few seconds" as the global food crisis continues to accelerate.  Unfortunately, experts agree that what we are experiencing right now is just the beginning, because land is being degraded at a staggering pace.  As you will see below, 40 percent of the world's land is already degraded, and it is expected that figure will reach 95 percent by 2050.  Here in the western world, we can still use various methods to temporarily improve the quality of our soil, but the head of the UN World Food Program says that in some of the poorest parts of the planet we have already reached a point where there are "zero harvests" left…

Droughts and flooding have become so common in some of the poorest places on Earth that the land can no longer sustain crops, the director of the World Food Programme's global office has said.

Martin Frick told the BBC that some of the most deprived areas had now reached a tipping point of having "zero" harvests left, as extreme weather was pushing already degraded land beyond use.

He said that as a result, parts of Africa, the Middle East and Latin America were now dependent on humanitarian aid.

Sadly, it won't be too long before most of the land in wealthier nations is degraded too.

According to an article that was posted by the BBC last week, it is being projected that "95% of the world's land could become degraded by 2050″…

The Global Environment Facility estimates that 95% of the world's land could become degraded by 2050. The UN says that 40% is already degraded.

When soil degrades, the organic matter that binds it together dies off. This means that it is less able to support plant life – reducing crop yields – and absorb carbon from the atmosphere.


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