Haya Al Hussein

Like many, my family and I have watched with horror the escalating violence in the Gaza Strip over the last two weeks.

Today, in scores of nations across the globe, there will be conferences, speeches and editorials to celebrate World Food Day. Children will learn about the latest issues - fast food versus slow food, food losses and waste, farming and global warming. This is a good thing - unless you are among the world's 842 million hungry. Few of them even know there is a World Food Day.

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