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The Atlas of World Hunger

July 9, 2010

A new book "The Atlas of World Hunger" was recently published by the University of Ilinois (U of I) and authored by  U of I geography professor Thomas Bassett and Ilinois agricultural and consumer economics Alex Winter-Nelson. The book reveals that the contours and causes of hunger are more complex but could be easily addressed. The authors developed a new method for assessing hunger, the "Hunger Vulnerability Index" (HVI) which locates the hungry as well as those at risk of falling into hunger.

The news article and instructions on how to get the book can be seen at http://www.news.illinois.edu/news/10/0706hunger.html