World Food Summit

"It's a woman in her forties who was born and lives in Africa. Three young children seen as placing a pot of water with 'something' on fire. And still staring as if hypnotized. Soon the happy caracolea steam on the container. It is eight o'clock in the afternoon and the sun is about to set. Children watch intently steam. Finally, he ends the dream. Mary Barra understood the implications.

Women turn off the heat and lies with her children. Inside the pot there is only water and stones. " It is not literature. It is a fact that I read somewhere Oxfam material: use of sub-Saharan women for their children to sleep without anxiety, despite having nothing to eat. The shame of hunger strikes back the planet.

Two World Food Summit (1996 and 2002) were proposed as eradicating global development goals and the Millennium Summit (2000) adopted to reduce hunger by half by 2015. But today there are more hungry. According to FAO figures, the UN agency to combat hunger in 1990 were 823 million hungry and in 2007, 861. In this failure is the fact that the rising price of food has caused a real crisis of hunger. In 2007, food prices increased by 40%, the FAO report. The price of rice exceeded $ 1,000 per tonne (47% increase in one month). And wheat, corn and soybeans have doubled in price in one year. Price increases affecting Mexico, Indonesia and Yemen, who did not have food emergencies. In China, the price of food has risen 21%.