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Poor in India Starve as Politicians Steal $14.5 Billion of Food

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As much as $14.5 billion in food was looted by corrupt politicians and their criminal syndicates over the past decade in the state of Uttar Pradesh alone. "This is the most mean-spirited, ruthlessly executed corruption because it hits the poorest and most vulnerable in society," said Naresh Saxena, who, as a commissioner to the nation's Supreme Court, monitors hunger-based programs across the country. "What I find even more shocking is the lack of willingness in trying to stop it."

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