Americans believe that terrorism is the greatest threat facing the world today. Others say that it's the shortage of food and the threat of hunger. What is your opinion?
To Americans, it is understandable to think that terrorim is the greatest threat facing the world today. However, to the rest of the world, food shortage and hunger is even much more dangerous than terrorists.
People living in America may not have to face the problems of food. rice, corn and other cereal and meat and vegetable can be easily brought from Walmart, and Walmart itself has numerous exporters who are selling products to it, and hundreds of exporters who are willing to be its partners. Thus, if one country can not supply it rice due to a regional food crisis, Walmart finds no difficulty in replacing its rice by a similar one from another country. Food shortage may never be American serious problem. Compare to food shortage, terrorists seem to be more visible. Many Americans had witnessed with their own eyes the World Trade Towers suddenly and unbelievalbly crashing into the ground, and many of them can feel how the security has been tightened. Many of them go to sleep with an idea that the next target could be anywhere, including their houses, their offices, their children’s schools, the markets or bars. Furthermore, terrorism and combating terrorists are said too much on media in America than the food shortage in Asia or hunger in Africa. And it is obviously that what is more on TV is more important.
However, in many areas outside the U.S’s borders, food has become the reason of many conflicts, unrests and demonstrations. People still can live under the threat of terrorism, but they can not survive a month without food. In April 2008, there was an unrest spreading out nearly 40 countries in respond to the sharp increase in the daily commodity prices. The rising food prices were considered more of a threat to political and social stability than the current crisis in global capital...