Solution to World Peace Lies Within the Ocean
"The future of humankind lies in the ocean. If you want to farm or raise cattle, you need to buy land. But if you want to catch fish, you can go anywhere in the sea. There is an abundance of food in the ocean, and the maritime industry that ties the world together is lively. The ocean is an infinite treasure trove that humanity must take responsibility for."
Today, the concept of peace has evolved beyond just the absence of war and violence; it is a concept that includes the eradication of prejudice and poverty. From their early days, Rev. and Mrs. Moon worked towards a world without inequality, hunger, poverty and disease where humanity is harmoniously integrated into a global community. They pioneered a technology standardization movement to help the economies of developing nations grow and built maritime industries for catching and processing krill to help solve the problem of hunger.
They have also put forward solutions to climate change, overpopulation, the food crisis, the energy crisis and water shortages, based on the ocean, saying that the future of peace lies in developing the ocean’s resources. In particular, they have been deeply concerned with climate change and the food crisis, both of which directly influence human survival and have raised awareness in the international community concerning the importance of the ocean in solving those crises.
Foreseeing how climate change caused by environmental pollution could devastate the planet and all of humanity, they have consistently warned that climate change should be tackled from a peace-oriented perspective as it relates to the very survival of humankind and have emphasized the need to respect the marine environment, the earth’s life support system. Moreover, since their first world tour in 1965, Rev. and Mrs. Moon have warned that the food crisis would become a critical issue facing humankind in the near future, and that to save ourselves from a global food shortage, it is not enough to just produce our food on land — we must find the solution in the sea.
As an example, since the 1980s, as a result of intensive research and development of aquaculture and the fisheries industry in Alaska and Hawaii, they succeeded in producing dry food products containing 98 percent fish protein which could be turned into powder. As the powder form is easy to store and ship, they are sending the fish protein powder to various countries such as Rwanda, Croatia, Albania, Afghanistan, Sudan and Somalia to help relieve hunger.
Since the 1980s, Rev. and Mrs. Moon have produced high-protein, processed fish products to help solve the food crisis in developing countries.