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May 31, 2012

UN FAO - One in Seven People Suffer From Malnutrition

FAO Director General Jose Graziano da Silva - Development With High Levels of Malnutrition is Not Sustainable Development

Sustainable development must
address food security and malnutrition
says FAO Director-General
Jose Graziano da Silva
ahead of the Rio+20 conference
Photo: UN Radio
In preparation for U.N. Rio+20, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) issued a report on the state of food security and its relationship to malnutrition rates and sustainable development.  This report concludes that one out seven people in the world is being left behind due to malnourishment and this is not acceptable.  According to FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva"At the Rio Summit we have the golden opportunity to explore the convergence between the agendas of food security and sustainability."

The FAO report concludes that sustainable development that addresses malnutrition and food security must invest in infrastructure and protect the rights of the poor to food resources.

For more see:

"One in Seven Suffer Malnourishment: U.N. Food Agency," Hunger in the News, World Food Programme Press Release, 31 May 2012.

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