Going Green

Thursday, July 3, 2008

The Growing Numbers of Hungry People

Below is linked a thoughtful piece from the FAO Director-General, Jacques Diouf, regarding the hunger crisis -- particularly in Africa. He clearly points to the need of addressing infrastructure needs rather than purely food aid in order to resolve the crisis.

About 50 million more hungry people in 2007

Hunger on the rise due to soaring food prices

3 July 2008, Rome/Brussels - The number of hungry people increased by about 50 million in 2007 as a result of high food prices, FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf said today addressing a conference at the European Parliament in Brussels.

“Poor countries are...(complete article here).

For a related report from the USDA click here.

1 comment:

Dagny said...

Part of the problem is making biofuels with crops like corn. Because they have better incentives to grow corn as fuel instead of food prices sky rocket and we're going to see more and more food wars. Scary times.

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