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June 11, 2013
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Feeding Cities Conference Report and Sessions Now Available on iTunes U

The Penn Institute for Urban Research, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation and contributions from 15 schools and institutes at the University of Pennsylvania, convened Feeding Cities: Food Security in a Rapidly Urbanizing World from March 13-15, 2013 in Philadelphia.

Food security is one of our biggest global problems. It is a commonly used, but often misunderstood, phrase that encompasses the availability, accessibility, safety, and security of what we consume. Every night nearly 870 million people go to bed hungry, an increasing number of whom live in cities. At the same time, another billion urbanites suffer from obesity-related diseases that the World Health Organization reports will be the number one killer of poor people globally by 2030. In fact, these diseases now cause close to 60 percent of all deaths worldwide. Surprisingly, nearly 80 percent of these deaths occur in developing countries.

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