Wrote three stories for the Observer (links to each one below) this weekend around the G8 discussion on food security and child hunger. Interesting comments, particularly on the piece on the Gates Foundation’s work; boy, do some Guardian Online users hate the corporates. Often with good reason.
But when government has done so badly at tackling hunger among the poorest, we’re not in a position to refuse any ideas. Don’t you think? According to new research, 3.1 million children are dying every year, largely because of malnutrition – in a world with more food than it needs.
Here’s a good Economist note on the problems around using the likes of Nestle to tackle child hunger.
Eight ways to solve world hunger
Millions of people are starving, despite the world producing more than enough to feed everyone. What can we do about it? Read more
How lack of food security is failing a starving world
Starvation is a symptom of a larger problem involving land, health, power and ecological damage, say experts. Read more
Bill Gates: UK leading the way in tackling world hunger
Microsoft mogul addresses London rally to praise British efforts on fighting starvation