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Number Of Food-Insecure People Will Drop 9% Worldwide, USDA Says

Wall Street Journal: Bigger Crops, Falling Prices Help Cut Global Hunger This Year
“Bigger crop harvests and falling grain prices are helping drive a significant reduction in global hunger this year, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The report examines food security for 76 low- and middle-income countries that have received food aid at some point, assessing their food production and import capacity. Overall, the annual report estimates that the number of food-insecure people — those consuming fewer than 2,100 calories a day — will fall nine percent this year to 490 million from 539 million last year…” (Gallo, 7/2).

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