Combating Hunger

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Science  23 Nov 2012:
Vol. 338, Issue 6110, pp. 1009
DOI: 10.1126/science.1231305

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At the close of the recent London Olympics, the United Kingdom announced a program designed to rescue 25 million children worldwide from malnutrition by the time of the next Olympics in Brazil. In May 2012, the World Health Assembly agreed to a target of reducing the number of stunted children by 40% (a reduction of about 70 million children) by 2025. To meet these targets and nourish the 870 million hungry people in the world,* the world's leaders will need to prioritize an innovative science-based marriage of nutrition and agriculture.