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Hunger Falls to 25-Year Low on Prosperity in China, Brazil

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 06:18 AM

Fewer people are undernourished than anytime in the past 25 years as the rise of developing countries such as China and Brazil ushers in economic prosperity and improved food production.

There are 795 million hungry people in the world, down from 821 million from 2010 to 2012, according to a report released Wednesday by the United Nation’s Food & Agriculture Organization. That means around one in nine people are still underfed.

China dominated the fight against global hunger, accounting for about two thirds of the reduction in hungry people in developing regions in the past 25 years. Among major regions in the world, eastern and Southeast Asia reduced hunger by the most, according to the FAO report.

"Economic growth is central to the fight against hunger," the FAO said. "Countries that become richer are less susceptible to food insecurity."

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