Global Hunger Index 2012

Global Hunger Index 2012

11 October 2012

The following is an excerpt from the press release, which can be downloaded below.

Is there enough planet for all of us? Recent events—drought, scrambles to invest in farmland around the world, shifts in energy prices, and shocks in energy supplies — underline the scarcity of resources we depend on to produce the world’s food supply. It is increasingly clear that sustainably feeding 9 billion people — the projected world population in 2050 — who will consume at the rate of 12 billion people, if they follow the current consumption pattern of industrialized countries, will require a much more careful and integrated approach to the use of land, water, and energy than we currently apply.

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Global Hunger Index 2012

The 2012 Global Hunger Index report was published today. It states that unsustainable use of land, water and energy is threatening the availability of food for the world’s poorest people.