Source: Heartland Magazine
As emcee Keith Cate, WFLA News Channel 8 Anchor, took the stage at Mosaic’s Hunger Relief Forum, over 100 attendees enjoyed a light brunch. Cate began informing the audience that one in six people in Florida do not have enough food to eat. Furthermore, each day over 870 million people worldwide do not know where they will get their next meal. The Mosaic Company recognizes this crisis and held a Hunger Relief Forum to bring the issue to the attention of many.
Hosted by The Mosaic Company in late July, the Hunger Relief forum united community leaders and organizations such as National Geographic, Feeding America Tampa Bay, Florida Association of Food Banks and the University of Florida as well as many of Mosaic’s own team to discuss the chronic issue of world hunger.
Bo Davis, Senior Vice President of Phosphate Operations introduced the hunger forum indicating that population growth is increasing at a rapid rate of 75 million people per year; therefore, food production much also increase to meet the growing population. “Every night a child goes to bed hungry,” said Davis. He continued, emphasizing that the numbers say it all. Approximately 700,000 people in west central Florida do not have a secure source of food, and 200,000 of the 700,000 are children. According to Davis, 50 million people worldwide experience food insecurity and 45 percent of deaths worldwide can be attributed to hunger. Mosaic is working diligently locally and globally to uncover solutions.
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