Sunday, 03 July 2011 00:00
Something must be terribly wrong with the world today. Despite technological developments to improve the quality of life and despite the reported upliftment of millions of people in developing nations from poverty, life across the globe is becoming more difficult. The World Bank reports that within a year, from April 2010 to April 2011, global food prices have increased by as much as 36 percent, partly due to the rising cost of crude oil, which has increased a staggering 21 percent during the first quarter alone of 2011. Consequently, an estimated 44 million additional human beings have fallen below the poverty threshold from June 2010 to June 2011.