Global Hunger Continues For One In Eight In The World

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    by War News Updates Editor War News Updates: Global Hunger Continues For One In Eight In The World

    (Reuters) - One out of every eight people in the world is chronically undernourished, the United Nations' food agencies said on Tuesday, and aid groups warned that rising food prices could reverse gains in the fight against hunger.

    In a report on food insecurity, the UN agencies said 868 million people were hungry in 2010-2012, or about 12.5 percent of the world's population, down more sharply than previously estimated from about 1 billion, or 18.6 percent in 1990-92.

    The new figures, based on a revised calculation method and more up-to-date data, are lower than the last estimates for recent years that pegged the number of hungry people at 925 million in 2010 and 1.02 billion in 2009.

    Read more .... One in eight of world population going hungry: U.N. | Reuters

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    Hunger falls but still unacceptably high-FAO chief – Reuters
     
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    Global hunger still a problem...
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    Hunger Remains Serious Global Problem
    October 11, 2012 - The 2012 Global Hunger Index says hunger remains a serious problem worldwide, with alarming levels in some countries. The Index links hunger to the unsustainable use of land, water and energy resources.
     
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    No home, No money, no food.. just sex.

    Fucking idiots. They need to call George Soros......
     
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    How much 'global hunger' is the result of the Leftist environmentalism.....co-opting sugar cane, etc to make ethanol....

    "At the onset of the Egypt uprising and the Arab Spring food price inflation in Egypt was over 20 percent. The increase was caused by the rising global price of wheat. The global price of wheat rose between 50 and 70 percent in 2010. As a result Egyptian budgets were drained. Egypt is among the world’s largest importers of wheat, and the global wheat market has been dynamic recently."
    EcoTalk: Climate Change Seasons: Food Winter - Arab Spring -Societal Fall


    " The results showed that the dominant causes of price increases during this period were investor speculation and ethanol conversion."
    UPDATE February 2012 — The Food Crises: Predictive validation of a quantitative model of food prices including speculators and ethanol conversion | NECSI
     
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    Global Hunger , part of the One World Government conspiracy.
     
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    Ending hunger in a generation...
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    Report Calls for End to Hunger in a Generation
    November 20, 2012 - Ending hunger within a generation is achievable, and should be one of the goals in the next round of United Nations development targets, according to a new report by an anti-hunger advocacy group.
     
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    Improving wheat crops with DNA map...
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    Wheat DNA Map Could Help Breed Better Crops
    November 30, 2012 - Mapping wheat's genetic blueprint could help researchers and breeders improve the crop.
     

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