The Guardian reports that a further 40 million people in the world are hungry this year - a total of 963 million compared with 923 million in 2007. This is as a result of higher food prices.
The article states that "the State of Food Insecurity in the World 2008, suggests the price of major cereals has fallen by nearly 50% from its peak earlier this year. But in October they were still 28% higher than compared in October 2006. Seeds and fertilizer prices are also more than twice what they were in 2006, leaving poor farmers unable to increase production".
The full State of Food Insecurity in the World report is available here.
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