Petition to End Hunger Coincides with World Food Summit

On 16-18 November the UN World Food Summit will take place in Rome. At the forefront of the agenda is how to address the world food crisis and increasing hunger levels.

Coinciding with the summit, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has launched 1BillionHungry.org, a petition to promote an end to hunger. The web site is premised on the fact that one billion people currently live in chronic hunger.

Jacques Diouf, the FAO Secretary-General, is recorded counting out the amount of time another child soemwhere in the world dies from hunger: 6 seconds.

To support the initiative, all you need to do is enter an e-mail address and your currently country location.