Friday, June 19, 2009

"World hunger reaches the 1 billion people mark," By Alessandra Rizzo, Associated Press, June 19, 2009

"One in six people in the world — or more than 1 billion — is 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 receive fewer than 1,800 calories a day, the Food and Agriculture Organization said in a report." (CONTINUED HERE).

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