World hunger ‘hits one billion’

February 24, 2010 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Phil Dodd for this article from the BBC. As Phil points out, there is no mention of population as a factor in world hunger. The article points out that food prices have escalated since 2006. The author seems not to know that increasing demand might have been a factor.

One billion people throughout the world suffer from hunger, a figure which has increased by 100 million because of the global financial crisis, says the UN.

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said the figure was a record high.

Persistently high food prices have also contributed to the hunger crisis.

The director general of the FAO said the level of hunger, one-sixth of the world’s population, posed a “serious risk” to world peace and security.

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