I am a big believer in the potential of genetically modified (GM) plants not only to end hunger but to dramatically improve the environment, decrease health care costs, lower the cost of food, expand where we can grow food, raise its quality, and make it taste better.
To prove my case, I need to first address hunger in history, what has caused it, and what have been its results.
But hunger has numerous and complicated causes and can only be eliminated by addressing the chief ones.
The volcanic ash frequently proves extremely harmful, destroying the pastures so that the sheep and cattle die of hunger and disease.
The hunger in his eyes increased her pulse.
And because agriculture is a technology, subject to technological advance, advances in agriculture will quicken and multiply, leading to improved nutrition and decreased hunger and famine.
He inured himself to the vicissitudes of heat and cold, and voluntarily suffered the pains or inconveniences of hunger and thirst, fatigue and sleeplessness.
Indeed so severe a stress is laid upon the explicitly Christian life and its specific means, that orthodoxy itself interprets the rebirth by water and spirit, and the eating the flesh and drinking the blood to which entrance into the Kingdom and possession of interior life are here exclusively attached, as often represented by a simple sincere desire and will for spiritual purification and a keen hunger and thirst for God's aid, together with such cultual acts as such souls can know or find, even without any knowledge of the Christian rites.
It had long been a fundamental principle of Indian government that the sepoy would always be true to his salt - knowing, as Macaulay wrote in 1840, that there was not another state in India which would not, in spite of the most solemn promises, leave him to die of hunger in a ditch as soon as he had ceased to be useful.
But food, famine, and hunger occupy a special place in our discussion of scarcity: There seems to be a collective, vague sense that the planet can only support so many people and that we must be close to that theoretical maximum.