A US father who was on a two-week trip to Turkey has come up with a solution to his food-related issues: buy food, eat it and then die.
Evan Krasnick, who has been traveling with his wife for more than three years, was at the time on a mission to raise awareness of hunger in the region and to help those in need.
“I was on an island in the middle of nowhere, and I was in the midst of the worst food insecurity crisis in the world,” Mr Krasnik said.
“This was my first time ever in a country, so it’s been really overwhelming.”
He was on holiday with his family in the town of Rota, in southern Turkey, when he and his wife noticed there was a shortage of food, as well as a shortage in the local markets.
“We knew we had to do something about it,” he said.
Mr Krasik’s mission came to a head when he went to the local market to buy food for his family and found the only place he could buy food was the local farmers’ market.
“The farmers were so upset and so angry and I think I was the only one who wasn’t like, ‘Oh my God, what are we going to do?’,” he recalled.
“There was nobody around, so I was just the only person there.”
When I walked in there, they were so proud of their work, but they were just as shocked as I was.
“He said he felt like he was walking into a war zone.”
They didn’t want me to have anything to eat, and they were really upset, but there was no food to sell,” he added.”
So I just ate the food they gave me, and that was it.
“In an interview with The ABC’s Lateline program, Mr Krosnick said he was so fed up with the lack of food he decided to take matters into his own hands.”
My wife, when she saw I was on the island, said, ‘Well, if you can’t get food, then you can do what you can get out of this situation,'” he said, adding he also bought food for himself and his family from nearby farmers.”
What we did was, we had a plan.
We were going to buy our own food, and then we would die.
“In a video posted to his Facebook page, Mr Mckrasnik thanked people who donated food and other items for his trip.”
All of the money that we raised is going to help my family and I am so grateful,” he wrote.”
But we didn’t need to do anything, we were already there.
“I just wanted to say thank you, I want to be a better person, I don’t know what else to say.”‘
You’re the only human on the planet’Mr Krosnik said he wasn’t sure what he would do next.
“If I get bored with this, I might go back and go back to school, but I am the only living human on this planet,” he told Lateline.
“Even if I don to do this, it’s something that will help people.”
It’s something you just have to do.