In day to day life, we tend to forget how lucky we are to have our health, to know that our food is safe and to know where our next meal is coming from. Recently, thousands of Somalians, many of them in the war-torn capital of Mogadishu, have died of malnutrition and even more are fleeing to refugee camps in Kenya and Ethiopia to seek nourishment and health supplies.
When we think of food scarcity and famine, we often take our position as Americans for granted. Many of us go through life without ever wondering where our next meal will come from. Whether it's spaghetti-o's or five star dining, for some lucky people that little stomach pain when you go too long between meals will never reach the endless throbbing that comes from going days, weeks or even months without a steady supply of food.