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Hunger

For some time, the world’s food supply has been more than enough for all to eat well; yet, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), from 870 million to more than 1 billion people lack the calories they need. The World Food Programme, the food aid arm of the United Nations, reports that hunger is indeed solvable. Whether humanity is making sufficient progress against hunger, as a debilitating, even deadly, condition, is disputed, as much depends on how both hunger and progress are measured. However, as the underlying causes of hunger are identified, solutions begin to emerge. Recently, proposed solutions to hunger focus on addressing power imbalances and transitioning toward the realization of healthy food as a fulfilled human right. ...

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