Sunday, August 29, 2010

Brazilian city makes food a basic right
and ends hunger

Back in 1993, the newly elected city government of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, declared that food was a right of citizenship. At that time, the city of 2.5 million had 275,000 people living in absolute poverty, and close to 20% of its children were going hungry. Since the declaration, the city has all but wiped out hunger and spends only 2% of the city budget to do so.

So how did they make it happen?

Read the Treehugger post.

2 Comments:

At 3:07 PM, Blogger empireofdirt77@gmail.com said...

Jesus, what sick communist freaks want to feed human beings?
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matt%2025:%2031-46&version=NIV

 
At 3:12 PM, Blogger empireofdirt77@gmail.com said...

http://empireofdirt77.blogspot.com/2010/09/brazilian-city-makes-food-right.html

 

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