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CropLife Asia Calls on Region's Stakeholders to Work Together to Address "Unacceptable" Food Crisis

Jul 16, 2019 United Nations' Report on Food Security & Nutrition Highlights Troubling Trends in Asia SINGAPORE, July 16, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - With the release of the 2019 State of Food Security & Nutrition in the World by the United Nations (UN), new data has come to light indicating hunger, undernourishment and obesity are at critical levels globally and throughout Asia in particular. In light of these troubling trends, CropLife Asia is now calling on the region's food value chain stakeholders to work collectively to ensure a safe and nutritious food supply across the continent. According to the UN research, some 820 million people did not have enough food to eat in 2018 - this is up from 811 million in 2017 and represents the third consecutive year of increase. Meanwhile, over 513 million of those hungry people (or over 62%) call Asia home. When it comes to undernourishment, the statistics are also discouraging. In 2018, the largest number of undernourished people around the world (more than 500 million) lived in Asia. "The hunger and undernourishment trends taking place across Asia are simply unacceptable," said Dr. Siang Hee Tan, CropLife Asia Executive Director. "In an age when Asia leads the way on so many fronts, this cold reality is a reminder we have much work yet to do." "The UN is to be commended for this research and raising awareness around this critical issue. It's now time for the food value chain stakeholders in Asia to work together like never before to address this dilemma. "While the technologies and innovations of plant science are part of the solution to feed our growing population, they're only one part. The responsibility to ensure our region's men, women and children have enough safe and nutritious food to eat is a... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, CropLife Asia Calls on Region's Stakeholders to Work Together to Address "Unacceptable" Food Crisis, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you CropLife Asia Calls on Region's Stakeholders to Work Together to Address

 

 

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Published By: ASIA TODAY - Tuesday, 16 July

 

 

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