In 2020, 768 million people suffered from hunger and undernourishment. That is almost 10 percent of the global population. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations expects these numbers to rise further as a result of the economic crisis triggered by covid-19, extreme weather events, and conflicts.
With this publication we want to make a contribution to a lively social debate. We want to present the causes of hunger and malnutrition and show that clear political rules and strategies are needed to counter these developments. We want to show that hunger and malnutrition are the consequences of injustice, instability and poverty – and that policies must therefore also address these underlying causes.
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Table of contents
P. 3 FOREWORD
P. 4 CRISES: A FUTURE WITHOUT HUNGER
P. 6 WAR: CONFLICTS FEED HUNGER, HUNGER FEEDS CONFLICT
P. 8 MALNUTRITION: GOING HUNGRY, AND TOO MUCH OF THE WRONG THINGS
P. 10 POWER: FOOD BUSINESS, BIG BUSINESS
P. 12 FOOD POVERTY: YOU MIGHT NOT CHOOSE THE FOOD YOU EAT
P. 14 SOURCES FOR DATA AND GRAPHICS