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Special Issue 1997

Biotechnology Can Defeat Famine

Jimmy Carter, former president of the United States, is the founder of The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Atlanta - As we approach the 21st century, starvation and malnutrition remain serious threats. Last year, the United Nations World Food Summit reported that 800 million people, mostly in developing countries, still suffer from chronic malnutrition. Nowhere is the problem more critical than in sub-Sahran Africa - 49 countries whose populations are likely to double over the next 25 years.

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