World hunger has already been 'solved'. Problem is that, on account of our capitalist society, we still have hundreds of millions of poor people starving, while we have well over a billion well-off people who are obese or morbidly obese, on account of stuffing their faces with more than their fair share. As such, I'd go with curing cancer- at least it'd make a difference.
I'd rather cure cancer as solving world hunger is a much more easier task scientifically.
Plus a lot of farmers actually suffer from cancer from pesticides that seep into the soil and contaminate the water. So if a lot of the farmers die or are to sick to farm, then how are you going fix world hunger hmm?
Cancer for sure. There is plenty of food in the world (just look at what restaurants throw out daily in the trash) so world hunger shouldn't be an issue. Not sure why it is. Like everything else, all comes down to money.
Cancer is mostly a problem for old and unhealthy people in rich countries (who would just get some other illness if they were cured of cancer, because they are old and unhealthy). Hunger affects mostly children in poor countries.
I think getting rid of hunger would save more years of life for people between today and the day hunger would have gotten solved in some other way than getting rid of cancer would between today and the day cancer gets cured in some other way.
world hunger is definitely a bigger problem - but we could solve that one already if we wanted. But I'll still choose it because children are much more affected by it and politics will never solve it. Science will take care of cancer, and they are much more reliable than politicians
I think solve Cancer first. World Hunger is actually easy to solve. Just convince the stupid US to spend less on war and trying to control other middle eastern countries and they will have enough money to solve it all.
These questions make me so uncomfortable because by picking you save lives and let go others' lives. All of it sucks. If we were to objectify this, you would probably save more people in the world currently by solving world hunger though in the future, it may be by curing cancer. Regardless, most of us in the 1st world probably will have a loved one with cancer if not already so it's more personal to most of us to cure cancer.