Global hunger: do the figures add up?

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While the Food and Agriculture Organisation's estimated figures on global hunger often grab headlines, the uncertainty surrounding the numbers receives relatively little media attention

Four years ago, soaring food prices and reports of food riots from West Bengal to Mexico made headlines worldwide and fuelled a new demand for global hunger figures. How have people been affected by rising food prices? Has hunger increased? What is the "human cost" of global economic crisis?

Read the post by Claire Provost in the Guardian's Poverty Matters Blog.