According to a recent article in USA Today (October 20, 2009):
- There are one billion people who are chronically hungry; roughly one in every seven inhabitants.
- Hunger is a far greater problem than AIDS.
- Nearly 16,000 children die of hunger every day. That is more deaths than the total of all the people who died violently in the wars of 13 countries over the past 50 years.
- The unavailability of food is the immediate threat to global security.
- In the past year there were food riots in Haiti, Bangladesh, Egypt, Mexico and Pakistan.
- Since 2007 there have been more than 60 known food riots around the world.
- People must be self-sufficient in food
- There is a $22 Billion multi-nation 3-year commitment to spur agriculture-led economic growth
According to an earlier USA Today titled “Ticking Time Bomb” (August 18, 2008):
- Ethiopia, perennially one of the world’s hungriest nations, has an estimated 14 million people (18%) in food crisis.
- Families are chronically ill by hunger, malnutrition is rampant, children are skeletal, and to some form hunger has spread across two-thirds of the nation.
- Farmers use antiquated agricultural practices that do not work.
- The U.S. Aid mission says Ethiopia and other African nations need agricultural development, new technology, and new ways of growing food.
- Most available funds buy food; only .07% goes to improve food production.
Bill Gates Warns Of Dystopian Future; Information Week (January 26, 2010):
- In his annual letter from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates expressed fear of chronic food and energy shortages within 10 years, without innovation to avert it. “In food we will have big shortages, because we won’t have enough land to feed the world’s population and support its richer diet.” said Gates. However Gates went on to say all the bleakness can be avoided if enough money is spent developing technological and social innovations that add efficiency to agriculture, medicine, education, and other key fields.
A large percentage of the committed $22 billion to spur agriculture-led economic growth over the next 3 years should be available for self independence of growing food. Our goal is to provide education, training, tools, seed, organic based fertilizer products, and a defined program that offers a high degree of success; to individuals, communities and countries to grow their own food and have enough excess to sell, barter or donate. We have the “know how” programs, biotechnology and resources to sharply increase food production and protect the environment in the process.
FFH has been granted the exclusive rights to continue the research and product development of the products and programs developed and proven successful by Humate Technologies Inc., and the Humate Research Institute; a collaboration of over 40 years of research and development in organic humate products and sustainable growing programs. These products and programs are at the core of the Co-op Garden Program, because they have been proven successful and can be put into operation immediately.
These proven and tested programs for growing food will be activated in a very short window as financial resources are available. These agricultural programs are easy to learn, simple to apply, readily monitored, and highly productive; rehabilitating and replenishing the land (soil), bringing it back into optimum food production. We call it “soil’s rebirth”.
Our programs and products develop a solid foundation for growing nutritious food in developing nations, helping to create self encouragement and pride in people by helping them become self-sufficient in providing for their families, and being economically rewarded as well.
Our FFH Research Center in the U.S. trains, teaches, educates, demonstrates and develops sister centers in foreign countries, using highly trained and educated people to manage, oversee, and teach the families of villages to grow their own food to be independent, self-sufficient and educated in co-op garden agriculture.