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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:55 PM
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'Virtually no progress' in alleviating world hunger: FAO
Edited on Tue Oct-31-06 12:17 AM by deadparrot
ROME (AFP) - The world has made "virtually no progress" in eradicating hunger over the past decade despite greater wealth, according to a report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

The latest figures, from 2001-03, show that 854 million people were undernourished. Most, some 820 million, were in developing countries.

The World Food Summit, held in Rome in 1996, set the ambitious target of halving world hunger by 2015 relative to 1990-92.

"Ten years later, we are confronted with the sad reality that virtually no progress has been made towards that objective," said FAO chief Jacques Diouf in the report titled "The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2006."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20061030/hl_afp/faofoodagri...
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 12:17 AM
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1. We haven't really tried to alleviate it. We need to go to war instead.
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TexasLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 02:02 AM
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2. Right--Just think of
Edited on Tue Oct-31-06 02:02 AM by TexasLawyer
what even a little of the money that has gone for this war could have done to combat starvation.

Our latest and greatest rationale for fighting in Iraq is to rescue the Iraqi people from the clutches of Saddam and to bring them a better life. But there are plenty of other people around the globe to whom we could have brought better lives, and we could have done it outside the context of a war.

(Killing people tends to mess up their lives, and is not considered improving it).
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