Saturday, October 17, 2009

Global hunger worsening

Promoting right to life requires fighting world hunger, pope says

Catholic News Service — Defending the right to life requires promoting and establishing food security, Pope Benedict XVI said. >br>
The current economic crisis has hit agriculture particularly hard, and governments and the world community must "make determined and effective choices" in investing in agriculture in the developing world, he said.
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Fight against hunger key to security: Clinton

Agence France Presse — Eradicating world hunger is a key step towards establishing global security, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday marking the UN's World Food Day.

"Food security is about economic, environmental, and national security for our individual homelands and the entire world," she said in statement.
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Get sustainable agriculture right this time, experts urge

Seattle Times — Food quantity or food quality? Can the world quell starvation now and still have a healthy ecosystem over the long term?

Tough questions for anyone concerned about agriculture and its relation to hunger and poverty.

In a keynote speech at the World Food Prize symposium today, Bill Gates said he supports sustainable agriculture, welcome words to experts in the field, who say there is no short term fix.
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