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Food insecurity, hunger and malnutrition: necessary policy and technology changes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20727428     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Ending food insecurity, hunger and malnutrition is a pressing global ethical priority. Despite differences in food production systems, cultural values and economic conditions, hunger is not acceptable under any ethical principles. Yet, progress in combating hunger and malnutrition in developing countries has been discouraging, even as overall global prosperity has increased in past decades. A growing number of people are deprived of the fundamental right to food, which is essential for all other rights as well as for human existence itself. The food and nutrition crisis has deepened in recent years, as increased food price volatility and global recession affected the poor. In a strategic agenda, it will be necessary to promote pro-poor agricultural growth, reduce extreme market volatility and expand social protection and child nutrition action.
Authors:
Joachim von Braun
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  New biotechnology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1876-4347     ISO Abbreviation:  N Biotechnol     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101465345     Medline TA:  N Biotechnol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  449-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany. jvonbraun@uni-bonn.de
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