BATON ROUGE (NBC33) — Did you know that hunger is the No. 1 killer in the world? Even here in the land of opportunity, one in six Americans goes to bed hungry at night.
The world’s biggest challenge for the next generation won’t be solving world peace or cancer—the greatest dilemma facing today’s college students will be feeding the exploding population expected to top nine billion in the next 36 years.
The HungerU Tour is coming to Louisiana State University to ignite the conversation about how tomorrow’s leaders can join the fight to end world hunger.
On Mar. 10 – 11, the interactive mobile HungerU exhibit will be at Tower Drive, off of Dalrymple Drive, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to encourage students to learn about the global hunger challenge and solutions for feeding the world.
By building awareness of the hunger issue and the critical role modern agriculture plays by putting food on our tables, HungerU will engage students in the ongoing hunger crisis and encourage them to take action in their communities to meet the growing demand for safe, nutritious and affordable food.
“By 2050, the global population is expected to include more than two billion extra mouths to feed—that’s more than the current population of China, the United States, Indonesia and France together,” said Margie Alsbrook, director of operations for the nonprofit Farm Journal Foundation.
“In the next 50 years we will need to produce more food for the planet than over the past 10,000 years combined, with fewer resources than before," Alsbrook said.
The HungerU Spring 2014 tour kicked off at Auburn University and will continue throughout eight states over the next two months. To date, the exhibit has been to 32 universities throughout the United States.
To learn more about the growing hunger issue and the platform making a difference, join the discussion today: #HungerCantWait or visit www.hungerU.com.