food crisis

So part of what has been convicting Regina and me lately is the global food crisis.  Some people might call it a “crisis,” but nonetheless, there is a shortage of food going around because of X, Y, and Z.  A good friend of ours clued us in on these events and it really struck a chord in both of our hearts.

Since then, we’ve been doing a lot of reading and praying about the decisions of our own food habits and consumption levels in the light of the gospel.  To say the least, we haven’t had any epiphanies regarding our actions, but I can say that our attitudes have started to shift.   I’ve never realized that walking down the block to our supermarket in Sunnyside to buy bread is a blessing.  Crazy.  I don’t think we need to feel guilty for the ability to do that, but I’m glad we can recognize the grace we’ve been given.

I share all this not only because it’s important but also because there’s hope where there does not seem like hope in the face of injustice.

Regina made a google map of countries that are affected by the global food crisis detailing information on the amount of petroleum and grains imported, as well as the percentage of people who are undernourished.


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Here’s a good article to practically help the food crisis:

THE MINIMALIST; Putting Meat Back in Its Place

If you want more information on the food crisis click on the following articles from the NYTimes.

Fuel Choices, Food Crises and Finger-Pointing
Impact of High Food Prices on Developing Countries — Frequently Asked Questions
Haiti’s Hunger Pains

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