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UN Posts Article Listing ‘The Benefits of World Hunger’

'For many of us, hunger is not a problem, but an asset.... '

(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) In a recently posted article titled “The Benefits of World Hunger,” Hawaiian professor George Kent described the benefits of having hungry people, a strategy apparently endorsed by the United Nations, which hosted the article on its website.

The article began by saying world hunger is often compared to the plague or AIDS, but “that naive view prevents us from coming to grips with what causes and sustains hunger.”

Ironically, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres recently warned during a video conference of looming “catastrophe” from global food shortages.

“Much of the hunger literature talks about how it is important to assure that people are will fed so that they can be more productive,” Hunt argued in his article. “That is nonsense. No one works harder than hungry people.

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“Yes, people who are well nourished have greater capacity for productive physical activity, but well-nourished people are far less willing to do that work.”

Hunt also argued that the end of world hunger would be a “disaster” for “those… at the high end of the social ladder,” because the elites might be required to do their own work.

“If there were no hunger in the world, who would plow the fields? Who would harvest our vegetables? Who would work in the rendering plants? Who would clean our toilets?” Hunt asked.

“No wonder people at the high end are not rushing to solve the hunger problem,” he continued. “For many of us, hunger is not a problem, but an asset.”

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The now-deleted article, which was posted on the United Nations website, raised several eyebrows on social media and left many questioning if it was satire.

Others believed this was a more nefarious and tone-deaf article:

Subsequent to the article’s revelation, the UN apparently tried to spin it as satire and said the article in question originally appeared in the UN Chronicle 14 years ago.

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