|Food is become increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is already unaffordable for many people. The world's 200 wealthiest people have as much money as about 40 percent of the global population, and yet 850 million people have to go to bed hungry every night. This calamity is 'one of the worst violations of human dignity,' says former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
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