Thursday, August 25, 2005

Something more important and more interesting than Pat Robertson or Hugo Chavez

Another guest blog from La Empanada
Something more important and more interesting than Pat Robertson or Hugo Chavez [or, adds Bob, Cindy Sheehan]

Although the number of chronically undernourished people in developing countries fell from 816 million to 777 million during the 1990s, this net decline hides two important facts: first, most of the progress (66 percent of the gain) was made by a single country -- China; second, over the same period, a dozen or more countries registered increase in undernouishment totally more than 77 million, including India, which enjoys positive economic growth and a significant "surplus" production of food grains.

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