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Over time, the promoted foods have become more prevalent in the diets of local populations, playing a role in each country's drive for food security.
If there’s just one thing you have to do to end hunger, it’s to realize that there could never be just one thing we need to do.
Descriptions of extreme poverty often highlight how little money the poor have to spend each day. We’re told that more than a billion people live on the equivalent of less than one US dollar per day. One of the Millennium Development Goals is to reduce by half the number of people living on less than $1.25 a day.
Even in today’s tech-savvy world, some of the latest technical innovations for hunger reduction can prompt a double-take.
Your generation could be the one that sees hunger disappear. The statistic of 868 million hungry could fall steadily down to zero in your lifetime. If governments and civil society groups reinforce their commitment to ending hunger – and not just fighting it – hunger could be over very soon.
High food prices, expanding populations, environmental damage, climate change and hundreds of millions of hungry people . . . it’s all a bit overwhelming. But at least one man is optimistic.
In the spring of 2012, hundreds of private investors attended a conference in New York called Global AgInvesting. Rising food prices have convinced Wall Street that there is money in farming, and many investors are making large land deals around the world.