Elon Musk and UN World Food Programme Director David Beasley were engaged in a verbal battle over resolving the social problem of world hunger.
- David Beasley submits a 1000-word executive report demanding Elon Musk to fund WFP for resolving the international hunger problem.
- $3.5 billion to be dedicated to buying and supplying meals to the poor directly.
- Elon Musk had promised on Twitter that if WFP lays out a precise plan to eradicate world hunger, he would help fund them by selling his Tesla stock.
To fight world hunger, the director of the United Nations’ World Food Programme laid out a plan to spend $6.6 billion — an immediate reaction to a back-and-forth with Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who claimed he might sell Tesla stock to fund a plan if the WFP may want to describe “precisely how” it might work.
The previous Republican governor of South Carolina and David Beasley, the UN food program director, tweeted a hyperlink on Monday to a 1,000-word “govt summary.”
It maps out how the UN might deploy $6.6 billion worth of food and vouchers to feed more than forty million human beings throughout forty-three international locations that are “on the point of famine” — thereby warding off what the WFP is asking a looming “catastrophe.”
In the record Beasley posted, the WFP proposes dedicating $3.five billion to shop for and supply meals directly, $2 billion for cash and meals vouchers (which include transaction fees) in locations wherein markets can function, and spending another $seven hundred million to control new meals packages that are tailored to the in-country” situations and ensure that help reaches the maximum vulnerable.
Another $four hundred million might be used for “operations management, management, and accountability” and supply chain coordination.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Musk had not replied. The exchange among Musk and Beasley kicked off when Beasley requested billionaires to “step up now, on a one-time basis” to assist fight international hunger, especially mentioning the world’s 2 richest men: Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos. Beasley stated that giving $6 billion, or 2% of Musk’s total worth, could assist resolve world hunger.
Musk spoke back on Twitter, writing, If WFP can describe precisely how $6B will resolve world hunger, then he would sell Tesla inventory right away and do it.
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