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1 in 7 people around the world suffers from malnourishment, UN food agency says

ROME (AFP) - One in seven people suffer from malnourishment, the head of the United Nation's (UN) food agency said on Wednesday in a report released ahead of a summit on sustainable development to be held in Rio de Janeiro June 20 to 22. 'We cannot call development sustainable while this situation persists, while nearly one out of every seven men, women and children are left behind, victims of undernourishment,' said Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) director-general Jose Graziano da Silva. 'At the Rio Summit we have the golden opportunity to explore the convergence between the agendas of food security and sustainability,' he said, referring to the difficulties in making sure that the poor have sustained access to food. The report calls on governments to invest in infrastructure and protect the rights of the poor to food resources. Please enable JavaScript to view th...

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