May 28, 2014

Mexico can overcome hunger: FAO

El Universal 
By Mariana León
May 27, 2014

José Graziano, general director of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, said that hunger can be eradicated from Mexico with a greater participation of society and less "political pettiness".

In an interview with EL UNIVERSAL, he said that in order to fight violence it is necessary to have a well-fed society.

Graziano, who was Brazil's Minister of Food Security under the administration of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, was responsible of applying the program entitled "Fome Zero" (Zero Hunger) in the South American country.

Can a country like Mexico, and others in the region with high levels of violence, exit poverty?

Extreme poverty and hunger are directly related to food security; when that is not guaranteed, conflicts emerge. The issue of tortillas in Mexico is very clear: when prices rise, protests, revolts and conflicts emerge. I think one way to calm society is having plenty of bread. Read more. 

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