All member nations of the United Nations have pledged to reduce world hunger 50% by the year 2015. The pledge was made first through the Rome Declaration following the World Food Summit of 1996, then reiterated in the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of 2000, and revisited at the next World Food Summit in 2002. However, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) projects that—despite these efforts—we will fall 200 million short of the targeted reduction in the number of undernourishe…

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