Monday, October 16, 2006

Food shortages major challenge of 21st century

By Anthony Fletcher

16/10/2006 - The FAO has marked today's World Food Day with a warning that 40 countries currently face acute food shortages.

The crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan is still the most pressing humanitarian problem, and the FAO is concerned that "the already precarious food supply situation may worsen if deteriorating security disrupts the main harvest due to start in the coming few weeks". Read more >>>

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