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How does it cost only .50 cents to feed a starving child but in America it cost 10 dollars a day.?

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago
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    Because a starving child will be grateful and nutritionally satisfied with a portion of any carb that's cheap where they live and any protein source that's safe. So 4 ounces of milk, a cup of rice, and a handful of soybeans keeps this child alive and improves their health, while few American kids would touch anything but the milk--and that only if you add sugar and chocolate.

    • Zirp
      Lv 7
      9 months agoReport

      A lot of children in Africa are lactose-intolerant

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  • 9 months ago

    I live alone and it usually costs me more than $10 a day to eat. I don't eat junk

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  • Oiy
    Lv 6
    9 months ago

    There are many countries which have a more lower cost of living than America. The thing is you should compare the cost of raising a child to the other activities, like leisure. I know it's still much lower than in Japan and Sweden or Germany.

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Wages are low in many african countries, and a lot of farms there are not owned by big business...which means there are no shareholders and CEO's to pamper.

    Also, in africa food can often go from the farmer to the consumer, without being dragged across the planet to be processed, stored and distributed

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Because "the child" in the US probably wants 5 courses plus a dessert. Starving children in 3rd world countries just want something to eat.

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  • 9 months ago

    Bcus economy in usa and Philippines stink

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