Download or read book Famine Affluence and Morality Hunger Reichtum und Moral Englisch Deutsch written by Peter Albert David Singer and published by Reclam Verlag. This book was released on 2023-11-17 with total page 142 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Angenommen, ich stehe an einem Teich und muss mitansehen, wie ein Kind ertrinkt, würde mir bei der Rettungsaktion aber meinen teuren neuen Anzug ruinieren: Müsste ich das Kind nicht trotzdem retten? Wenn nun das durchaus zumutbar wäre: Warum teile ich dann nicht meinen Besitz mit jemandem, dem ich dadurch das Leben retten könnte, ohne dass mich das unzumutbar viel kosten würde? Das »Kind im Teich« ist nicht nur eines der berühmtesten philosophischen Gedankenexperimente, sondern drückt auch die Kernidee des »effektiven Altruismus« aus, einer sozialen Bewegung, die Singer maßgeblich geprägt hat. Der Band bietet eine Neuübersetzung sowie einen genauen Kommentar und zeichnet die Wirkungsgeschichte dieses so maßgeblichen Textes nach.
Download or read book The Battle Against Hunger written by Devi Sridhar and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2008-09-11 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: We live in an increasingly prosperous world, yet the estimated number of undernourished people has risen, and will continue to rise with the doubling of food prices. A large majority of those affected are living in India. Why have strategies to combat hunger, especially in India, failed so badly? How did a nation that prides itself on booming economic growth come to have half of its preschool population undernourished? Using the case study of a World Bank nutrition project in India, this book takes on these questions and probes the issues surrounding development assistance, strategies to eliminate undernutrition, and how hunger should be fundamentally understood and addressed. Throughout the book, the underlying tension between choice and circumstance is explored. How much are individuals able to determine their life choices? How much should policy-makers take underlying social forces into account when designing policy? This book examines the possibilities, and obstacles, to eliminating child hunger. This book is not just about nutrition. It is an attempt to uncover the workings of power through a close look at the structures, discourses, and agencies through which nutrition policy operates. In this process, the source of nutrition policy in the World Bank is traced to those affected by the policies in India.
Download or read book Hunger written by James Vernon and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2007-11-30 with total page 394 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book draws together social, cultural, and political history to show us how we came to have a moral, political, and social responsibility toward the hungry. Vernon forcefully reminds us how many perished from hunger in the empire and reveals how their history was intricately connected with the precarious achievements of Britain’s welfare state.
Download or read book Hunger written by Martin Caparros and published by Melville House. This book was released on 2020-02-25 with total page 545 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Nothing less than astonishing..."—Booklist (starred review) From a renowned international journalist comes a galvanizing international bestseller about mankind's oldest, most persistent, and most brutal problem—world hunger. There are now over 800 million starving people in the world. An average of 25,000 men and women, and in particular children, perish from hunger every day. Yet we produce enough food to feed the entire human population one-and-a-half times over. So why is it that world hunger remains such a deadly problem? In this crucial and inspiring work, award-winning author Martín Caparrós travels the globe in search of an answer. His investigation brings him to Africa and the Indian subcontinent where he witnesses starvation first-hand; to Chicago where he documents the greed of corporate food distributors; and to Buenos Aires where he accompanies trash scavengers in search of something to eat. An international bestseller when it first appeared, this first-ever English language edition has been updated by Caparrós to consider whether conditions that have improved or worsened since the book's European publication. With its deep reflections and courageous journalism, Caparrós has created a powerful and empathic work that remains committed to ending humankind's longest ongoing crisis.
Download or read book Hunger for the Word written by Larry Hollar and published by Liturgical Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of reflections on hunger and justice designed to be used with the lectionary.
Download or read book Hunger and Health written by World Food Programme and published by Earthscan. This book was released on 2007 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Download or read book The Color of Hunger written by David L.L. Shields and published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. This book was released on 1995-05-16 with total page 185 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first book ever to examine the links between hunger and race, The Color of Hunger probes the contemporary and historical reasons hunger is concentrated among people of color, both domestically and globally.
Download or read book Food Security and Methods of Assessing Hunger in the United States written by United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Hunger and published by . This book was released on 1989 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Abstract: Despite serious federal efforts over the past twenty years to improve the nutritonal status of low-income Americans, recent reports show hunger is on the rise. This hearing attempts to find some answers as to how federal policy can contribute to greater food security for America's disadvantaged. The hearing also attempts to achieve an understanding of hunger through the testimony of several operators of food relief programs.
Download or read book Hidden Hunger written by H.K. Biesalski and published by Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers. This book was released on 2016-05-24 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Malnutrition caused by deficiencies of vitamins and minerals - also called hidden hunger - impairs both the intellectual and physical development of a child. Due to the absence of clinical symptoms and assessments, no intervention can be staged. The tragedy is that this, in turn, decreases the child’s chance to escape from poverty. This book looks at malnutrition in high-income countries, the nutrition transition and nutritional deficiencies in low-income countries, consequences of hidden hunger, and interventions to improve nutrition security. Written by leading experts in the field, it clearly stresses that national governments and international organizations must make malnutrition one of their top priorities in order to provide children with optimal conditions for a healthy future.
Download or read book Hidden Hunger written by Aya Hirata Kimura and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2013-02-19 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For decades, NGOs targeting world hunger focused on ensuring that adequate quantities of food were being sent to those in need. In the 1990s, the international food policy community turned its focus to the "hidden hunger" of micronutrient deficiencies, a problem that resulted in two scientific solutions: fortification, the addition of nutrients to processed foods, and biofortification, the modification of crops to produce more nutritious yields. This hidden hunger was presented as a scientific problem to be solved by "experts" and scientifically engineered smart foods rather than through local knowledge, which was deemed unscientific and, hence, irrelevant. In Hidden Hunger, Aya Hirata Kimura explores this recent emphasis on micronutrients and smart foods within the international development community and, in particular, how the voices of women were silenced despite their expertise in food purchasing and preparation. Kimura grounds her analysis in case studies of attempts to enrich and market three basic foods-rice, wheat flour, and baby food-in Indonesia. She shows the power of nutritionism and how its technical focus enhanced the power of corporations as a government partner while restricting public participation in the making of policy for public health and food. She also analyzes the role of advertising to promote fortified foodstuffs and traces the history of Golden Rice, a crop genetically engineered to alleviate vitamin A deficiencies. Situating the recent turn to smart food in Indonesia and elsewhere as part of a long history of technical attempts to solve the Third World food problem, Kimura deftly analyzes the intersection of scientific expertise, market forces, and gendered knowledge to illuminate how hidden hunger ultimately defined women as victims rather than as active agents.
Download or read book Ending Hunger Worldwide written by George Kent and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-12-03 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why does hunger persist in a world of plenty? Ending Hunger Worldwide challenges the naive notion that everyone wants hunger to end, arguing that the powerful care - but not enough to make a difference. George Kent argues that the central focus in overcoming hunger should be on building stronger communities. It is these communities which can provide mutual support to ensure that people don't go hungry. Kent demonstrates that there is not a shortage of food but of what Amartya Sen terms 'opportunities', and that developing tight-knit communities will lead to more opportunities for the hungry and undernourished. Ending Hunger Worldwide challenges dominant market-led solutions, and will be essential reading for activists, NGO workers and development students looking for a fresh perspective.
Download or read book The Hunger Fix written by Pamela Peeke and published by Rodale Books. This book was released on 2013-09-17 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fight food addiction and overeating with fitness guides, recipes, and meal plans from renowned physician Pam Peeke. In The Hunger Fix, Dr. Pam Peeke uses the latest neuroscience to explain how unhealthy food and behavioral "fixes" have gotten us ensnared in a vicious cycle of overeating and addiction. She even shows that dopamine rushes in the body work exactly the same way with food as with cocaine. Luckily, we are all capable of rewiring, and the very same dopamine-driven system can be used to reward us for healthful, exciting, and fulfilling activities. The Hunger Fix lays out a science-based, three-stage plan to break the addiction to false fixes and replace them with healthier actions. Fitness guides, meal plans, and recipes are constructed to bolster the growth of new neurons and stimulate the body's reward system. Gradually, healthy fixes like meditating, going for a run, laughing, and learning a new language will replace the junk food, couch time, and other bad habits that leave us unhappy and overweight. Packed with practical tips, useful advice, and plenty of wit, wisdom, and inspiring stories of those who have successfully transformed their bodies, The Hunger Fix is a life-changing program for anyone (of any size) trapped by food obsession and the urge to overeat.
Download or read book Hunger Appetite and the Politics of the Renaissance Stage written by Matt Williamson and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2021-06-10 with total page 245 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Matthew Williamson's book argues that the representation of hunger and appetite was central to political debate in early modern drama.
Download or read book Effective Uses of Agricultural Abundance for Hunger Relief written by United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Hunger and published by . This book was released on 1984 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Hunger Theory Perspectives and Reality written by Amitava Mukherjee and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-11-30 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hunger is an issue which has been subject to much rigorous intellectual examination by economists, philosophers, sociologists, NGOs and governments. This volume provides a critical overview of current academic and political perspectives and then compares these views from thenon-hungry people with those of thehungry particularly from a broad range of poor communities in India. Their views are gathered using participatory rural appraisal techniques and the scale of the material presented is unprecedented. Not surprisingly, the comparisons show that the perceptions of the hungry are fundamentally different from those of the non-hungry. It makes compelling suggestions about how best policy makers can attempt to eliminate hunger based on what the hungry themselves suggest. The book also draws attention to the critical role of Common Property Resources and women in the fight against under-nutrition, which have so far been largely ignored.
Download or read book Climate change and hunger Estimating costs of adaptation in the agrifood system written by Sulser, Timothy and published by Intl Food Policy Res Inst. This book was released on 2021-06-16 with total page 62 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This report assesses the cost of adaptation to climate change across a range of future climate scenarios and investment options. We focus on offsetting climate change impacts on hunger through investment in agricultural research, water management, and rural infrastructure in developing countries. We link climate, crop, water, and economic models to (1) analyze scenarios of future change in the agriculture sector to 2050 and (2) assess trade-offs for these investments across key Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for poverty, hunger, and water. Our reference projections show that climate change slows progress toward eliminating hunger, with an additional 78 million people facing chronic hunger in 2050 relative to a no-climate-change future, over half of them in Africa south of the Sahara. Increased investments can offset these impacts. Achieving this would require that annual investment in international agricultural research increase from US$1.62 billion to US$2.77 billion per year between 2015 and 2050. Additional water and infrastructure investments are estimated to be more expensive than agricultural R&D at about US$12.7 billion and US$10.8 billion per year, respectively, but these address key gaps to support transformation toward food system resiliency. Findings on ranges of costs and trade-offs and complementarities across SDGs will help policymakers make better-informed choices between alternative investment strategies.
Download or read book The Everlasting Hunger for Improvement written by Jordan O. Salzano and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2020-12-06 with total page 69 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “The Everlasting Hunger for Improvement” is a concept developed by Jordan Salzano to aid in the will to become the best possible version of oneself. Jordan is committed to this concept, as it is a part of her and her everyday life. She dedicates her accomplishments to the idea of continual improvement. “Without my drive to become better than I was before, I probably wouldn’t had as many successes and wouldn’t be able to write this book.” Says Jordan. Parts of having that hunger for improvement is discovering how to be honest with yourself, tapping into your passion, changing your perspective to change your outcome, and accept time as your teammate in order to pursue patience in achieving improvement. Do you want to help yourself get to that next level- instead of being victim to difficult situations and limitations? If yes, this book is for you.