1.02 Billion people hungry- one sixth of humanity undernourished, more than ever before

June 22, 2009 at 8:31 am | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
for u hard right wingers out ther supporting all the poor people of the planeet- looks like u may ned to bump your ‘support’ up a notch or ten…….just my humble opinion- as the rich get richer- the number of poor and starving people increases at an even more astounding rate
clipped from www.sciencedaily.com

1.02 Billion People Hungry: One Sixth Of Humanity Undernourished, More Than Ever Before

The most recent increase in hunger is not the consequence of poor global harvests but is caused by the world economic crisis that has resulted in lower incomes and increased unemployment. This has reduced access to food by the poor, the UN agency said.

“A dangerous mix of the global economic slowdown combined with stubbornly high food prices in many countries has pushed some 100 million more people than last year into chronic hunger and poverty,” said FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf. “The silent hunger crisis — affecting one sixth of all of humanity — poses a serious risk for world peace and security. We urgently need to forge a broad consensus on the total and rapid eradication of hunger in the world and to take the necessary actions.”

“The present situation of world food insecurity cannot leave us indifferent,” he added.

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