Poverty Around The World


More and more people are now focusing on the poor.

A breath of fresh air is blowing on the surface of the earth. More and more people are now focusing on the poor.

Man can choose between darkness and light. On the part of the people there are times of both light and darkness, fidelity and infidelity, obedience, and rebellion; times of being a pilgrim people and times of being a people adrift. In our personal history too, there are both bright and dark moments, lights and shadows. If we love our brothers and sisters, we walk in the light; but if our heart is closed, if we are dominated by pride, deceit, self-seeking, then darkness falls within us and around us.

For the coming year and the years to come, may the people of the world shun pride and selfishness and open up their hearts to their fellow man.




The world is blighted by hunger, with some countries having almost half their population unable to get enough food on a daily basis. Together, we can indeed eliminate the scourge of hunger.

“Together, we can indeed eliminate the scourge of hunger” – King Global Earth & Environmental Sciences Corporation

There are around 795 million people who are undernourished around the world, the majority of which are in Africa and Asia.

According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation, since 1990, considering a global population growth of 1.9 billion, the reduction in the number of hungry people has been striking. However, progress towards reaching the UN’s food security targets in some countries has been hampered by challenging global economic conditions, extreme weather events and political instability.

Today, Haiti, Zambia and the Central African Republic have the highest rates of undernourishment in the world. In all, seven of the ten most undernourished countries in the world are in Africa. Progress has been hindered by slower and less inclusive economic growth, as well as political instability and in some countries Food insecurity has also been made worse by natural and human-induced disasters.

Of one hundred twenty-nine developing countries monitored, by 2015, only seventy-two had reached the one per cent hunger target that was laid out by the UN’s Millennium Development Goals. Important factors were the stable political conditions and economic growth, as well as the “social protection policies” for the vulnerable.

In developing regions, the prevalence of undernourishment, which measures the proportion of people who are unable to consume enough food for an active and healthy life, has declined to 12.9 percent of the population, down from 23.3 percent a quarter century ago.

We must be the Zero Hunger generation

There are moments in history when common icons of that control our lives, are replaced by an empathetic compassion for those who suffer, for those on the fringe of society: the poor, the hungry, the victims of natural disasters and human atrocities and those who live in fear. Every individual deserves to fully live his life. Most, if not all, of the world’s faiths adhere to some form of the “Golden Rule”, to treat other persons as well or better than one is treated, or to some form of exhortations like to proclaim justice, to free the oppressed, to feed the hungry, to care for the poor, and to clothe those who have none.

Every 10 seconds, a five years old or younger child dies of malnutrition.”

Today, 923 million people in the world go hungry every day, most of them in developing countries. Notwithstanding this fact, a third of the food produced in the world never makes it to the consumer.

By the year 2050, the world’s population is expected to grow from about 7.3 billion to 9.6 billion. The challenge we are now facing is to double our worldwide global food production to feed those extra 2 billion people yet to be born.

As the world’s population will grow, many countries will also improve their economy and because of the increase in income of many of their population, dietary changes are to be expected. More people will be able to afford and will want to consume products like meat, milk, eggs, fish, cooking oil and other products previously not affordable.

In order to make that much more product, animals are going to need to be fed more grain, courtesy of agriculture. Who is going to provide the feed-stuff for those animals and fish? It is a real opportunity for all the producers of the world.

King Global Earth & Environmental Sciences Corporation

King Global Earth & Environmental Sciences Corporation can help you feed the world in a profitable way. One of our goal is to educate consumers about the nutritional and other benefits of eating pulse crops, as well as to marshal the capabilities of agricultural research organizations around the world in developing new, improved varieties that will help further global food security and sustainable agriculture.



Climate ChangeA general view on the chimneys of the Hsieh-ho Power Plant in Keelung, northern Taiwan.   EPA/DAVID CHANG

In a paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists demonstrate the full ramifications of a widely accepted theory about climate change: that it will almost certainly have a disproportionate impact on the poor.

Climate change won’t just hit the poor hardest, but it will exacerbate existing inequality within societies essentially slowing, halting or, in extreme cases, even reversing their economic growth.

Most of the efforts on quantifying damage from climate change are still just trying to improve on estimates of damage to the economy as a whole, without looking at its incidence across the income distribution. We need to start directing our efforts at quantifying the distribution.

The new paper fundamentally challenges the idea that all people in the future will be more affluent than previous generations. If climate impacts are borne mostly by the poor, then the future poor will, in fact, be very poor indeed.

Michel Ouellette JMD

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Brazil Confed Cup Protests

Take this my friend: “We are here to make sure police don’t hurt these kids”

SAO PAULO – More than 100,000 people were in the streets Monday for largely peaceful protests in at least eight big cities.

In some of the biggest protests since the end of Brazil’s 1964-85 dictatorship, demonstrations have spread across this continent-sized country and united people from all walks of life behind frustrations over poor transportation, health services, education and security despite a heavy tax burden. They were in large part motivated by widespread images of Sao Paulo police last week beating demonstrators and firing rubber bullets into groups during a march that drew 5,000. They also railed against the matter that sparked the first protests last week: a 10-cent hike in bus and subway fares.

In Sao Paulo, Brazil’s economic hub, at least 65,000 protesters gathered in a Carnival atmosphere, as people chanted anti-corruption jingles and thousands of protesters in the capital, Brasilia, peacefully marched on Congress.

“This is a communal cry”; “We’re not satisfied”; “We’re massacred by the government’s taxes”; “We don’t have good schools for our kids”; “Our hospitals are in awful shape”; “Corruption is rife” “We cannot take it anymore”; “We will not take it anymore” were chanting the protesters in hope for their protests to make history and wake our politicians up to the fact that the Brazil population cannot and will not be taking it anymore!

A group of mothers received a rousing cheer when they arrived at the plaza where the march began, brandishing signs that read “Mothers Who Care Show Support.”

“We are here to make sure police don’t hurt these kids”; “We need better education, hospitals and security not billions spent on the World Cup” were saying the mothers.

Protest leaders went to pains to tell marchers that damaging public or private property would only hurt their cause. Some congressional windows were broken, but police did not use force to contain the damage. During the first hours of the march that continued into the night there was barely any perceptible police presence.

In Rio, police officers tear gas and rubber bullets when a group of protesters invaded the state legislative assembly and hurled rocks and flares at police. But most of the tens of thousands who protested in Rio did so peacefully, many of them dressed in white and brandishing placards and banners.

In Belo Horizonte, police estimated about 20,000 people took part in a peaceful protest. Earlier in the day, demonstrators had erected several barricades of burning tires on a nearby highway, disrupting traffic.

In a brief statement, President Dilma Rousseff, who faces re-election next year and whose popularity rating recently dipped acknowledged the protests, saying: “Peaceful demonstrations are legitimate and part of democracy. It is natural for young people to demonstrate.”

Protests also were reported in Curitiba, Belem and Salvador.


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It is cold out there

L’automne et l’arrivée de l’hiver signifient une période difficile pour de nombreux sans-abri du Canada où les refuges sont encore une fois remplis au maximum.

Les itinérants n’envisagent pas l’hiver Canadien avec beaucoup d’enthousiasme. Comme pour chaque année, partout au Canada, les refuges sont pleins. Certains sans abri, pour les moins malchanceux, dorment par terre. D’autres, peu importe la température, doivent tout simplement dormir dehors. Même si dans de nombreuses municipalités, des refuges d’urgence surgissent et ouvrent leurs portes pour une nuit ou deux lorsqu’il fait particulièrement froid, cela ne règle pas le problème.

Les gens n’ont pas seulement besoin d’aide quand il fait froid ou quand il pleut. Les gens ont besoin d’aide continuellement et comme pour partout ailleurs dans le monde, les refuges existants ne suffisent plus à la demande.


Alors que les gens s’enlisent dans la misère et la pauvreté, la course à la présidence aura coûté 2,6 milliards de dollars.

Les candidats aux élections américaines, que ce soit la présidentielle, pour un poste au Sénat ou à la Chambre des représentants, auront dépensé au total, près 6 milliards de dollars en 2012.

Pour la seule élection présidentielle, les candidats, auront dépensé  2,6 milliards et tous deux prêchent pour la modération.

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My name is not Misha Barton but I can’t pay my rent anymore

Everywhere in the world, middle-class families continued to suffer in the aftermath of the Great Recession and even today, with a full-time job, many still cannot afford to pay their rent.  All over the world, income inequality is now widening. While the poor are not getting any poorer, – this could not be possible – the rich are getting richer and those in the middle classes are the ones pinched really hard. Numbers of them are now on the verge of poverty or joining the ranks of the already poor.

A lot of this increase in inequality is driven by changes initiated at the very top of the alimentary chain. The small fish is too small to be eaten by the big fish and the medium size fish, while too small to defend himself, is still too big to hide. This is what is called the squeeze in the middle position, the position where the lower-middle class is always whacked.If your government doesn’t hit you, don’t worry, your employer will.

Some groups are even hit harder than others. Those ages 35 to 44 and 55 to 64 are now suffering a severe drop in income and many of them now have to find either a second job or come out retirement working full-time only to pay the rent.