The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization has released a new report gauging global hunger in 2010, and the FAO surmised that worldwide undernourishment, although slightly improved from 2009, remains “unacceptably high.” This raises the question: Is there ever an “acceptable” level? —KA
The FAO estimates there are 925 million undernourished people in 2010, compared with 1.02 billion in 2009.
But it warned that the fight to reduce hunger would face additional obstacles if food prices continue to rise.
A separate report from Action Aid estimates that hunger costs developing countries $450bn (£292bn) a year.