HUNGER: Famine Casts Its Grim Global Shadow

Girdling the world at its equatorial bulge is a belt of hunger. Above it live the 1.4 billion inhabitants of the northern developed nations whose advanced industry and agriculture permit them the luxury of worrying about reducing diets instead of diet deficiencies. Below it are the potentially prosperous lands of the Southern Hemisphere's temperate zone. Along the belt live many of the 2.5 billion citizens of the underdeveloped world, nearly all of them ill-fed: at least 60% are malnourished, and 20% more are starving.

Today, famine is rampant in Ethiopia, the African nations...

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