Thursday, December 18, 2008

North Koreans Need Food Aid

There is a critical shortage of fertilizer and fuel in North Korea. Because of this, much of the North Korean population is going to be in need of food assistance in the next year. This was announced by U.S. food agencies. The World Food Program and the Food and Agriculture Organization said that food production was down again for the third year in a row. North Korea's total population is about 23 million and about 38 percent of those people will need food assistance. That amounts to 8.7 million people who are going to go hungry without outside help. We are so blessed to have an abundance of good food in the United States. The food discarded by restaurants in this country alone would probably feed thousands of people. That is a shame.

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