Journal: Drive for Economic Growth Harming the Hungry

An article in the official journal of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development claims that the situation for the billion people in the world who do not have food security is deteriorating because of the global economic crisis. Further, it states, efforts to increase global economic growth are likely to cause even more harm to that sector of the world population, TheMarker reported.

In an article in the OECD Observer, Jeremy Hobbs, Executive Director of OXFAM, a coalition of international organizations who battle poverty, wrote that efforts to help the world’s hungry have been ineffectual until now because most of the root causes for food crises still exist, and because economic disparities are increasing.

Hobbs wrote in the Observer that the world is capable of producing sufficient amounts of food to feed the hungry of the world, but that the fundamental problems are food distribution and political will.

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