Hundreds of millions of people still go to bed hungry every night

Published: 20 October 2013

In the early 1990s, when more than 1 billion people were going hungry ever year, this goal represented a reduction of 50 per cent.

Published on October 8 2013 | Gazette
Written by Hugp Melgar-Quiñonez

The two-day McGill Conference on Global Food Security that concludes Wednesday at McGill University comes on the heels of the release last week of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’s 2013 annual report on the state of food insecurity in the world.

This year, FAO reports that an estimated 842 million people around the world do not get enough food to meet their basic requirements for an active and healthy life. The bottom line is that hundreds of millions of human beings are going to bed every night hungry.

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