High Food Prices Leave Millions Hungry

14 million citizens still go to bed hungry every night, while less than half the number of households in the country consistently have enough food to eat

After 20 years of democracy, 14 million citizens still go to bed hungry every night, while less than half the number of households in the country consistently have enough food to eat.

According to James Jonas, spokesperson for the Food Sovereignty Campaign, an organisation that provided the statistics, South Africans are starving partly because of exorbitant food prices.

Jonas states that there is a surplus of food in the context of food production in the country, which is been generated between the producers, the retailers as well as the end user, adding that, “It’s completely unacceptable because of the fact that prices [are] often pushed high, beyond reach of poor communities and the working class.”

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SABC News

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