Thursday, April 24, 2008

Food & Society Memo Global Food Crisis Special Feature: Opinion: 'Food Crisis--But it's No Surprise'; Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein

Natural~Specialty Foods Memo Editor's Note: Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein has been invloved in the issues of global poverty and hunger for many years as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nation's World Food Program.

Princess Haya is the daughter of the late King Hussein of Jordan, and the wife of the Ruler of Dubai.

In her opinion piece, Princess Haya tells a story her father told her as a young girl about a promise former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger made at the World Food Conference in Rome during the 1974 global food crisis 34 years ago.

She doesn't blame Kissinger, but then goes on to discuss how the promise he made regarding world hunger sadly hasn't come to pass more than three decades later.

Princess Haya also goes beyond that single espisode and comments on what she believes are some of the causes of world hunger and the current global food crisis.

While we are pro-democracy rather than pro-monarchy, we none-the-less recommend Princess Haya's opinion piece on world hunger and the current global food crisis. She's dedicated much of her adult life to working to raise awareness of global hunger and related issues.

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