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Title World hunger / edited by Claire Stanford ; editorial advisor Lynn M. Messina.
Imprint [Bronx, N.Y.] : H.W. Wilson Company, 2007.

Series The reference shelf ; v. 79, no. 5.
Reference shelf ; v. 79, no. 5.
Subject Famines.
Food supply.
Hunger -- Prevention.
Food relief.
Alt Name Messina, Lynn.
Stanford, Claire.
Description viii, 198 pages ; 26 cm.
Note Collection of articles repinted from various journals and newspapers.
Contents I. The slow and silent killer: what causes famine? -- Starved for attention / Susan Sechler -- How the world is getting hungrier each year / Paul Vallely -- From credit to crops / Stijn Claessens and Erik Feijen -- Africa needs democracy as much as debt relief / Steve Karlen -- Why democracies don't have famines / Miren Gutierrez -- Freedom is not enough / Joshua Hammer -- II. Famines in the world today -- Millions in Niger facing food shortages once again / Samuel Loewenberg -- Season of many hungers / The Nation -- Who caused the Malawi famine / Kwesi Owusu and Francis Ng'ambi -- Letter from Zimbabwe / Gabrielle Menezes -- Glimpses of a hermit nation: trading ideals for sustenance / Barbara Demick -- III. Relief efforts: aid versus development -- Fighting world hunger: U.S. food aid policy and the Food for Peace program / Ryan Swanson -- Food sovereignty: ending world hunger in our time / Frederic Mousseau and Anuradha Mittal -- Starving for the cameras / The Economist -- Vast lands, epic journeys, terrible sights / James R. Peipert --the problem with predicting famine / Miren Gutierrez -- IV. Women and children: greatest victims, greatest hope -- Do-it-yourself famine fight / Kirsten Scharnberg -- Malnutrition is cheating its survivors, and Africa's future / Michael Wines -- Famine in East Africa: littlest victims of drought, poverty / Anna Badkhen -- Hunger stalks Niger / Kirsten Scharnberg -- The opposite of obesity: undernutrition overwhelms the world's children / Carol Potera -- V. Promising solution or risky experiment? The biotechnology debate -- So shall we reap / Peter Pringle -- Debate grows over biotech food / Justin Gillis -- Genetic engineering is not the answer / Sean McDonagh -- Feed starving masses, not irrational fears / USA Today -- VI. Food stamps and farm subsidies: hunger in America -- Hungry in America / Trudy Lieberman -- America's hunger epidemic / Anna Quindlen -- Cost of hunger calculated at $90 billion / Cheryl Wetzstein -- No longer hungry, just folks of 'low food security' / Marie Cocco -- Lawmaker cuts budget to $3 a day / Bella English -- Appendix: United Nations Millennium declaration. September 18, 2000.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-194) and index.
ISBN 9780824210717 (alk. paper)
0824210719 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 167505372