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Leaning on Local Agriculture
Wed Oct 16, 2013 08:13 AM CDT

DES MOINES (DTN) -- Hundreds of people got a taste of hunger in downtown Des Moines on Tuesday afternoon.

After a morning of presentations on hunger and poverty in both the U.S. and distant continents, attendees of the 2013 Iowa Hunger Summit sat down for lunch. On the menu? One fist-sized serving of one of three possible entrees: cornmeal porridge, rice and beans or fortified macaroni and cheese. "This will be a very quick meal," quipped Kenneth Quinn, the president of the World Food Prize Foundation.

The portions were samples of the types of ...

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