On World Hunger Day, a look at why so many people don’t get enough food

by Ann M. Simmons

Indian schoolchildren eat a free midday meal, provided on all working days at a government school on the outskirts of Jammu, in 2009. Asia is the continent with the highest number of hungry people-about 526 million. (Photo: Channi Anand/AP)

As World Hunger Day is observed on Sunday, here’s a look at what’s behind the continuing prevalence of hunger around the world.