21 Sep 2010
Professor George Kent of the University of Hawaii challenges the idea that hunger is a result of resource scarcity. It is a misrepresentation that all of us want to see hunger abolished, says Kent, as he argues further that hunger is about indifference and exploitation. Under the the current economic model based on the market system, there is no good reason to end hunger.
Kent is of the view that "solving the hunger problem requires transcending current simplistic understandings focussed on resource deficits and technical issues and appreciating that hunger is a deeply political issue."