Enough food is produced to nourish and feed every person on the planet‚ but nearly one-billion people went to bed hungry each day in 2016. Patrick Caron‚ chairperson of the high-level panel of experts at the UN’s Committee on World Food Security‚ called the situation "absolutely unacceptable", saying it showed the strong link that malnutrition and hunger had with poverty and conflict. Speaking on the sidelines of the Conference on Global Food Security, held in Cape Town this week‚ Caron said that scientists were convinced that new knowledge they had produced could be "instrumental in shaping and helping policy decisions to be made". "There is a consciousness of a totally new map of food insecurity and malnutrition‚" Caron said. "We are very much interested in food supply and the capacity to have enough to nourish all of humanity. People have come to exchange ideas and to improve the contribution from science to these challenges." Cape Town has played host to the third edition of the...

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