Nation: Fighting Hunger

For the basic human right

The figures all but defy comprehension: 1.2 billion people in 36 countries —almost 30% of the world's population —barely fend off starvation. They survive on an annual income of less than $200 each.

Last week President Carter confronted the problem by naming a 20-member Commission on World Hunger. Said he: "We cannot have a peaceful and prosperous world if a large part of the world's people are at the edge of hunger." Chaired by former Panama Canal Negotiator Sol Linowitz, 64, the commission has a $3 million budget and a daunting task: to review existing studies on global...

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