Hungry planet

News in Brief

The number of hungry people on the planet has reached 1billion, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation.
Since 2004, the proportion of people in the global south who are undernourished has risen from 15% to nearly 20%, because of inflation: in 47 developing countries, basic food prices are up 19% since 2007.
The world’s rich countries have cut their donations to the World Food Programme (WFP). The Observer states global food aid is now at its lowest in 20 years.

Topics: Food