With 1 in every 8 people on Earth struggling with hunger, the world has been clamoring for solutions to help feed its burgeoning population. Scientists have come up with advanced resolutions that could help in the long run, like turning electricity into food or growing salt-tolerant rice. However, the need for ways to combat these issues today still exists. Turns out that our youth are doing a pretty great job at coming up with ideas we could start right now if we wanted.
DoSomething.org recently launched a campaign called “Feeding Better Futures,” where youth were asked to develop solutions for four different issues related to world hunger. These included food waste, access to healthy food, hunger relief, and sustainable agriculture. One of these ideas will be randomly selected, and the winner will earn a $5,000 scholarship.
So far, many intriguing possibilities have been uploaded to DoSomething’s website in the form of photos. Below are screenshots of just a few of the creative solutions our youth have come up with:
Through their photos and thoughts, today’s youth are reassuring us that the future of food is in good hands.
The contest goes through February 28th, and a winner will be chosen within a few weeks of that date. There’s also a second contest taking place for a $50,000 scholarship from General Mills, and private submissions for that competition are due March 6th.