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Sometimes, the best way to teach people about global hunger may be to feed them â€” unequally.
Thatâ€™s the idea behind Oxfamâ€™s Hunger Banquet program, which has been a staple of the charity organizationâ€™s outreach for four decades. Attendees are randomly assigned to an upper-class table, a middle-class table or a set of lower-class seats. The upper-class attendees get a nutritious meal with meat, vegetables, salads, dinner rolls and a choice of drink. The middle-class attendees get one portion of beans, one portion of rice and water. The lower-class attendees â€” which are always the majority â€” receive half a portion of rice and water.Â
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