Well guys, sadly it looks like I fail math class. I went back and looked at my own math and I was way off. I do apologize for that.
I had originally said that it would take about 170 billion per year to feed the world.
But after correcting my math ( With a little help from my friends) I see now that it would take $3,790,009,504,775 per year. That is three trillion
seven hundred ninety billion nine million five hundred four thousand seven hundred seventy five dollars.
Which, unfortunately means that it would not be possible to feed the world strictly on military budgets, even if every country in the world were to
combine all of their military budgets that would only come to a little over 1.5 trillion. Still very short of the 3 and 3/4 trillion dollar mark...
So, I am here to say I was wrong. I thought I could end the war on hunger but I cannot. Not with my idea anyway.
But I do wish to state, that I hope this thread has inspired you. Inspired you to take a look and see if there IS a way we can end world hunger.
Maybe you can make a thread of your own with a viable idea. If only I have inspired just one person to go out there and try to make the world a better
place, than this thread has not been a failure.
I encourage you all. Please do try to find your own answers. Examine your countries budgets. Examine the budgets of the whole world. Take a look at
how much money they spend and what they spend it on.
If there are bound to be other programs that might could be cut, that could help us reach that nearly 4 trillion dollar mark.
What do you say? I could not find the answer, but I suspect, perhaps I am looking in the right direction. But I need your help! Join me and work with
me, to find the answer.
What would it take? How can we do it? I think it is possible... But how?
Now, I would ask the mods to close this thread because of how bad my math was, but I would like to keep it open in hopes that it will inspire a
discussion. One in which we sit down and try to figure out how to afford feeding everyone in the world. There is a way, and we can find it
To steal from the show LOST. " Live together, die alone."
Help and make the world a better place.
Thank you all for reading.
Now, what are YOUR ideas?
Peace and love.
edit on 2-6-2011 by gimme_some_truth because: (no reason given)