• @agarorn@feddit.de
    2 years ago

    I remember something like this: Musk shit posted on Twitter that the reason there is world hunger is because governments are incompetent of feading people. He also challenge some UN organisation to make a plan what it would take to end global hunger, and if he has enough money to fund it he would do it.

    The UN then gave him a plan and said some lower two digit billion number to pay for it.

    Then Musk forgot his shit talking and ignored it.

    I will try to find some sources, but this is what I remember when seeing such memes.

    Edit: is was only 6bil $. Here is an article. https://edition.cnn.com/2021/11/18/tech/elon-musk-world-hunger-wfp-donation/index.html

    • @aqeeliz@lemmy.ml
      42 years ago

      Ah, got it.

      Read a bit more about it. From another article: Beasley acknowledged that “$6 billion will not solve world hunger,” adding that that “it WILL prevent geopolitical instability [and] mass migration.”

      Also, there are many cases of WFP’s donation causing more problems, like bankrupting local farmers (when giving food), or increase political corruption (when giving money).

      So, it seems it isn’t as simple as just donating $6 Billion would have ended world hunger, but it would have mitigated a specific, current issue.

      Thanks for the explanation!