Nation: Target: Hunger

A crusade against famine

The problem is age-old and worldwide, but it has a new urgency. How hunger is conquered or left to spread will do nothing less than shape U.S. security and economic health in the future. So declares the 20-member Commission on World Hunger in a sobering report that will be presented this week to President Carter.

The commission, chaired by Sol Linowitz, 66, now Special Ambassador to the Middle East, presents both distressing findings and challenging recommendations. The hunger problem today is vastly different from that of the past, when recurrent...

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