Hunger at harvest time

It’s a strange world we live in. Here in Canada, we’re in full harvest mode, enjoying corn and zucchini and fresh tomatoes (sun ripened!) and beans and and and… We have so much food that we in North America throw almost half of it in the garbage. Then, on the other side of the planet, hunger is the theme. Food prices are rising quickly. Already the cost o f staple foods are up 15 percent this year. Oxfam is trying to bring attention to the one billion people who don’t get enough to eat every day. Check out this interactive map that highlights global hunger.