Thursday, July 31, 2008

854 million lack daily nourishment

Food Shortage Aid Should Start with Lessons in Agriculture: Scientific American
Global food prices have roughly doubled in three years. At the World Food Summit in Rome in early June, United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon recalled that on a trip to Liberia he encountered people who had once bought rice by the bag and whose cash now suffices for a meager cupful. The current crisis means that another 100 million hungry may join the 854 million who already lack sufficient daily nourishment.

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