Environment and Energy, July, 2009
The G8 Leaders announced a US$20 billion pledge to boost world food security at their recent summit in L’Aquila. The pledge, greater by US$5 billion than originally anticipated, is a welcome one given that world hunger is on the rise. Indeed, the FAO recently announced that the number of undernourished people on this planet has now surpassed 1 billion. Never before have so many people gone hungry.