Mesopotamia, also known as the “Land of Gods,” is located in what is now Iraq. The culture is one of the oldest in the world, dating back at least 10,000 years. The city of Babylon was founded by King Hammurabi in the 5th century BC.
We humans are the only species that get to eat. But what happens when you run out of food? In the mid-4th century B.C.E., when the Sumerian Empire broke down and became a major world power, the people of the land of Mesopotamia were under constant threat from famine. Because of this, they sought a solution to the problem.
The last years have seen a big surge in food shortages across the world. One of the most devastating food shortages was the sudden, and devastating, crisis in the Middle East in 2007, which the world watched in horror as people on all sides of the conflict were suddenly forced to use more of what people had stored away. While it’s not clear who triggered this event, the answer is undoubtedly the government’s poor food supply management.
Food shortages have always been a problem in the past and will likely remain a problem in the future. Mesopotamian people have always relied on agriculture to provide a means of survival. They had to be able to quickly produce food when the season of the year ended and the grasses and other plants needed for food were hard to come by. The food supplies that were available in the past were not reliable because of droughts and the lack of access to reliable sources of food.
Food shortages in Mesopotamia was brought about by the absence of rainfall in the region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. The drought lasted for about a year and affected a large portion of the country in the late 1950s. In the absence of rain, farmers could no longer produce enough food to feed their families so they resorted to selling their food on the black market.
The ancient Mesopotamian civilization was the first to develop a written language, developed agriculture, and built the first state. It was also the first civilization to use irrigation, which allows them to grow much more food than we do today. However, there’s a concern about how hungry people were when the Mesopotamian were first able to start farming and to how food supplies will be affected due to droughts and crop failure.
The world’s hunger is a fact of life and it’s all thanks to the drought that has hit Iraq at the moment. It doesn’t take much to see why. The water table dropped in the city of Karbala from 12,000 to 5,000 metres below sea level. Many of the surrounding villages are still in a similar state, too. The death toll has risen to over 1,000, the UN says.
The United States, Canada, and Mexico are experiencing severe food shortages due to droughts and low rainfall. Although the situation is a bit less severe than other regions, the population of the world is still struggling to feed itself. People are suffering from hunger and lack of food. Even though there are plenty of foods in the stores, people are starving to death. They are desperate to find something to eat but most of the time they can’t.