AP reports: World hunger reaches the 1 billion people mark

By ALESSANDRA RIZZO, Associated Press Writer Alessandra Rizzo, Associated Press Writer – Fri Jun 19, 11:13 am ET

ROME – More than a billion people — a sixth of the world’s population — are now hungry, a historic high due largely to the global economic crisis and stubbornly high food prices, a U.N. agency said Friday.

Compared with last year, there are 100 million more people who are hungry, meaning they consume fewer than 1,800 calories a day, the Food and Agriculture Organization said.

Almost all the world’s undernourished live in developing countries, where food prices have fallen more slowly than in the richer nations, the report said. Poor countries need more aid and agricultural investment to cope, it said.

Read the whole article: World hunger reaches the 1 billion people mark – Yahoo! News

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~ by h.e.g. on June 19, 2009.

One Response to “AP reports: World hunger reaches the 1 billion people mark”

  1. I’m sorry. The G8 nations can’t help the world’s poor they still need to save the jobs of millionaire bankers who almost destroyed the global banking sector. Can the hungry come back after the next round of bonuses please?

    I am of course being sarcastic and totally empathise with you. It’s a crime against humanity.

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