Famine is a feminist issue: To feed the world, start by teaching girls to read

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Apr 10, 2014
Lisa Palmer

In 2013 the United Nations Population Division revised its population projections to show that population could grow even faster than previously anticipated, especially in Africa. Planning ahead for feeding a hot, hungry, teeming planet is both a numbers game and social venture. Calories, climate change, and acres of land are some of the factors on one side of the equation. The 7 billion people in the world, projected to grow to 9.6 billion by 2050, are on the other.

Technically, farmers today grow enough food to feed everyone. But nearly 1 billion people on the planet periodically go without eating, in most cases because the food is too expensive or not available in the right places. That number could get a lot worse.

Continue reading at: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/feed_the_world/2014/04/educate_women_and_save_babies_how_to_control_population_and_end_hunger.html

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