Friday, January 16, 2009

Staggering Statistic of the Day

Every day, almost 16,000 children die from starvation or hunger-related causes—that is one child every five seconds. (The Hunger Site)

In addition, approximately 8,000 adults die every day from starvation or hunger-related causes, bringing the total to a staggering 24,000 people per day. This is down from 35,000 ten years ago, and 41,000 twenty years ago, but there is still much work to be done.

Thankfully, when each member of our growing population measures less than four feet tall, less food will be needed to combat starvation around the world. Economists estimate that, if everyone were two feet shorter, the world population would consume over 30% less food and hunger-related deaths might very well be cut in half.

We all need to do our part. Please contact your Congressperson and let them know that you support Project Live Small. (Click here to find out who represents you.)

Though each one of us casts only a small shadow (and will cast an even smaller one in the future), together we can make a huge impact.

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