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Eat the poor  

Posted by Rezwan in ,

Eat the Poor” will take a satirical look at poverty in the 21st century– a golden era when the designation “Millionaire,” having lost both its luster and its meaning, needed to be replaced by a new category: the simple yet apt “Super-Rich.”

Interesting are the statistics of US population under poverty and the statistics on poverty & food wastage in America:

* 35.9 million people live below the poverty line in America including 12.9 million children.

* 3.5 percent of U.S. households experience hunger. Some people in these households frequently skip meals or eat too little, sometimes going without food for a whole day. 9.6 million people, including 3 million children, live in these homes (source).

* On average, American households waste 14 percent of their food purchases.

* Almost 100 billion pounds of food is wasted in America each year. 700 million hungry human beings in different parts of the world would have gladly accepted this food. (source)

Shocking!

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