Economy’s Effect on World Hunger

May 20, 2009 07:00 PM

Sara Muri, Farm Journal Business & Crops Online Editor
In the midst of the most despairing economic downturn of recent history, hunger cannot take a backseat, says Jim Bolger, World Agricultural Forum chairman.
"To have any hope of meeting such targets as doubling food production, all countries must apply the same energy and focus on food production as they have on the financial crisis,” he says. "You can park unsold cars, but you can't park poverty and hunger.”
Listen to Bolger's comments:
Bolger, the former prime minister of New Zealand, provided remarks during the 2009 World Agricultural Forum, which was held this week in St. Louis, Mo.
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