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Rising Food Costs Further Pressure World Hunger

November 22, 2008 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Jack Alpert for this article.
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The soaring cost of food increased the number of hungry people in the world by 122 million in 2007 and now threatens to swell the malnourished population for a decade, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.

According to the department’s annual Food Security Assessment, 982 million people were hungry last year, up 14% from a revised estimate of 860 million in 2006. The number of new hungry people — the biggest increase since the department started producing the report 16 years ago — is roughly the population of Japan.

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