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Will 2017 be the year of Famine?

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Touch the Soil News #689 (feature photo CC SA 4.0) While it is something we wish we could just avoid, folks at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are getting uncomfortable to say the least. While reports in recent years have suggested that global hunger is in retreat, 2017 is changing that. The FAO just released a 2017 Food Crisis Report. Globally, in 2016, 108 million people were facing serious food crisis. This represents a dramatic increase to 2015, when some 80 million people were categorized as facing serious food crisis. An increase of 35 percent in the number of people facing serious food crisis over…

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