The World Food Congress, held at Washington in June of this year, centered world attention as never before 011 one of the greatest issues now facing mankind. It declared that the persistence of hunger and malnutrition was unacceptable morally and socially. It emphasized the extent to which the explosive growth of population is multiplying human needs and heightening the urgency of meeting them. It called on all men and women, all governments, and all international and other organizations to take up the challenge of eliminating hunger, within the framework of world-wide development, as a primary task of this generation. At the same time it expressed its conviction that scientific and technological progress now make it possible to free the world hunger if human and natural resources are mobilized to this end through balanced economic and social development.

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