Minnesota Farmer

September 29, 2013, 12:10 pm
Filed under: charity, Farm, food, food safety, GMO, hunger, make a difference | Tags: , , , , , ,

Not that long ago there were people camped out in parks around the developed world railing against the perks and privilege of the 1% that they thought run this world.  Unfortunately they did not understand that just living in the developed world and having a job puts you in the upper 1% of the world’s population.  We here have so much that we have no right to complain about having too little.

Think about it.  We here in the U.S. have so much, that we cannot even imagine being without.  Yes, there are some who miss meals, but just the fact that you can read this on your computer means that you are not likely to be one of those.

Our farm fields burst with so much produce that we can complain when “Whole Foods” prices seem too high.  We have people in this country that devote their lives to producing grass fed, organic or GMO free foods for those that have so much to choose from, when much of the rest of the world is struggling to put a few grains of rice on the table.

There are people in our country that complain when they cannot water their lawn, when many in this world have to carry their drinking water for miles.  ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????We have children in the U.S. who do not seem to care about their education.  They skip classes and denigrate those with education.  They brag about street smarts and do nothing to get the education that is free for all here. There are those who are denied an education, or worse yet, tortured or killed when they go to school.

Oh, we are indeed the 1%.   So many in the world want what we have.  We have so much that we throw away more than many in the world will ever own.  I have little sympathy for you who complain with your mouths full. Unless we in the developed world wake up to what we have, we too will join the 99% of the world.

So where do you stand on the global rich list?  Check it out at http://www.globalrichlist.com/


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