G8 feasting while 1 out of 6 people are hungry

Blog: It takes a lot more to end hunger

For weeks the rumors have floated that President Obama wanted to make a major announcement at the G8 on the issue of hunger. His staff said that he wanted to focus on aid to small farmers to help them grow their way out of poverty and feed themselves. It's exciting and very welcome in the light of the news that world faces a sad milestone in 2009: This year more than 1 billion people will face hunger. That's more hungry people than ever in human history.

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