CFACT students at the University of Saint Thomas wanted to raise awareness about the many challenges individuals in the developing world face, so they decided to share CFACT’s Stop Playing Games with Hunger campaign on their campus!
They challenged their fellow students with hard hitting facts about the struggles people in the developing world live with everyday. Malnutrition and energy poverty were two of the topics on they talked about. 1.3 billion people live without electricity, and millions of people face disease and death because their diet lacks essential nutrients.
Both of these problems could be greatly alleviated by technologies we take for granted here in the developed world. New technologies are making fossil fuels cleaner, and they could provide power to millions of people. GMO’s could likewise improve the lives of millions in the developing world by providing crops that require less pesticides and water while providing more nutrients to the malnourished.
CFACT’s message resounded with University of Saint Thomas students. “GMO’s aren’t something I get upset about” said one student, “they can do a lot of good and lots of people are scared of them for no reason.” Other students were excited to sign up for CFACT’s Energy Poverty Pledge. Another student said, “1.3 billion people don’t have electricity!? Signing that pledge is the least I can do.” Many students promised to go without electricity for one hour this week, standing in solidarity with the 1.3 billion people around the globe who lack electricity.