on food, food security, water


Lester Brown fears the world may be on the verge of ever greater levels of hunger. Video produced by Laurence Mathieu-Léger

“In so much of the developing world people live in cities, not so many in the countryside, and so they buy their food,” he said. “What is happening in countries like Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Peru is that low-income families have reached the point where they can no longer afford to eat everyday.”

He went on: “It used to be the low end of things where you only had one meal a day. But there are now places in the world and tens of millions of people where they are saying things like: ‘we can only eat five days this week’. That is how they are managing.”


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