It may be quite difficult for us to begin to even
understand the concept of Failing Nations. Sure,
we have problems. Our h...
Gas vs Hunger
Gas vs Hunger
Gas vs Hunger
Gas vs Hunger
Gas vs Hunger
Gas vs Hunger
Gas vs Hunger
Gas vs Hunger
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Gas vs Hunger

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An experiment in how petroleum effects food production in our consumeristic society.

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Gas vs Hunger

  1. 1. It may be quite difficult for us to begin to even understand the concept of Failing Nations. Sure, we have problems. Our healthcare system could be systemically better, our taxes could be lower, our education-level: higher. But consider those people in countries with no hospitals, no schools, and no government. The United Nations classifies several countries around the world as ‘Failing Nations’ based on several factors including political strife, population, war and hunger. But ofcourse, these are their problems. They are the ‘other,’ and if they are failing-that has nothing to do with us-right? WRONG. Koffi Anaan once said “The world would be a much better place if we stopped thinking about human-rights and started thinking about human responsibilities.” The fact is, that in order to plan our own future, we have to save the world. There is no us in the future, without our environment around us. And it has to be asked how will there be a world around us, when we, the United States, use as much petroleum and grain as 20 of the worlds failing nations. Nations with larger populations, larger landmass, and larger mouths to feed.

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