Six Facts: The Impact of Rising World Food Prices

A closer look at rising world food prices can show us how much, where, why, and their impact on hunger in low income nations.

How Many People Are Hungry?

The UN says that the problem is 1 billion hungry people. Columbia University scholar Jeffrey Sachs explains that the solution is foreign aid that attacks the “poverty trap.” Then, markets can develop and people can become more productive. By contrast,…