FOOD HAS NEVER BEFORE EXISTED IN SUCH ABUNDANCE. The U.S. alone produces enough to feed half the world — even though one in eight American suffers from hunger. In Brazil, one in five people in cities is overweight, while 40 percent can’t afford to buy quality food. India, nearly self-sufficient in food production, has twice the number of underweight children as sub-Saharan Africa. If there’s plenty to eat, why are 852 million people around the world — mainly women and children — on the verge of starvation?

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