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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Megan Rowling, "World's hungry exceed 1 billion, U.N. tells Financial Times," Reuters/AlertNet, March 27, 2009.

[Benefits of neoliberalism. -jlt]

The global economic crisis has contributed to pushing the number of hungry people in the world above 1 billion for the first time, the head of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has warned in an interview with the Financial Times newspaper.

The credit crunch is exacerbating the impact of soaring food price inflation in 2007 and 2008, which had already boosted the ranks of the chronically hungry from less than 850 million before the food crisis to 963 million by the end of last year.

  Food riots erupted in 30 countries last year.

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