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Ertharin Cousin Explains Food Insecurity And How To Help Prevent It

Ertharin Cousin, executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme, said her organization is "not doing enough" despite feeding millions of people because they're only able to feed "the most vulnerable" -- and sometimes, even that is a struggle due to insufficient funding.

"What we address are those direct hunger needs of those who are food insecure," she said.

"Food insecurity means you don't know where your next meal is going to come from," Cousin said, noting it doesn't necessarily mean you're hungry today, but that you don't know where you're getting food tomorrow.

Ertharin Cousin said her organization works in different ways, helping farmers to grow and sustain their food production; helping mothers get food so their children won't be born malnourished; and more.

"If we can make those kind of development preemptive investments, then people can feed themselves," she said.

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