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Ending the Global Hunger Crisis
Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Cisco
In a world that currently produces enough food for the entire population, I continue to be astonished that every year 870 million people go hungry and 5 million children die from malnutrition. In today's world of abundance, hunger is still the number 1 health risk, killing more people every year than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.
Although most of the world's hungry are in developing countries, even here in the United States, one of the largest food producing countries, approximately 1 out of 6 people are "food insecure"; including 16.7 million children. Progress to reduce hunger is being made by tackling both the cause and the consequences of extreme poverty and famine.
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