The number of seriously hungry people will reach 750 million by the end of the century if present trends continue, the Food and Agricultural Organisation was told at a meeting in Rome on October 16 to mark World Food Day.
1. GV Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz, of Saudi Arabia, arriving and being greeted by officials (2 shots) 0.19
2. SV INTERIOR Abdul Aziz entering and taking seat (2 shots) 0.38
3. SV Director-General of FAO, Mr. Edouard Saouma speaking (French SOT) 1.00
4. GV Members looking on 1.03
5. SV Senator Amintore Fanfani of Italy speaking (ITALIAN SOT) and crowd looking on and applauding (2 shots) 1.26
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The number of seriously hungry people will reach 750 million by the end of the century if present trends continue, the Food and Agricultural Organisation was told at a meeting in Rome on October 16 to mark World Food Day. Delegates from many countries attended the meeting. Among them was Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia. Mr. Edouard Saouma, director-general of the FAO, one of the chief speakers at the meeting said by the year 2000 a 40 per cent increase is expected in the world population. Mr Saouma said if the earth was to sustain this increased population, production from agriculture, fisheries and forestry must increase by 60 per cent by the year 2000. Mr Saouma said aid to developing countries appeared to be declining at a time when we are witnessing a process of impoverishment of the Third World. He urged industrialised countries to give the highest priority to solving the problem of world hunger. Another speaker at the meeting was Senator Amintore Fanfani, president of the Italian Senate.
Source: REUTERS - ROLANDO FERRARIO