World Food Prize recipients warn G7 of growing hunger crisis
More than two dozen World Food Prize recipients are calling for more action on three problems they say threaten to reverse progress in the fight against world hunger: COVID-19, climate change and conflict.
Why it matters: 45 million people are living on the edge of famine, according to the World Food Programme.
- They provide recommendations to help address each problem, including making "COVID vaccines available to all the world's people" and helping low-income countries cope with climate change.
Between the lines: Recipients of the Des Moines-based prize are among the world's leading experts in food production, pioneering agricultural advancements that are credited with improving or saving the lives of millions of people.
- G7 is an influential group made up of seven leading industrial nations, including the U.S.
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