For the first time the number of chronically hungry people in the world has reached over one billion, says the United Nations.
In the last three months the number of people suffering from the food crisis has gone up by more than 37 million people.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says the economic crisis increased the number of chronically hungry suffering from the ongoing food crisis to increase by more than 13% in just twelve months.
Many analysts also believe biofuel has played a large role in the ongoing crisis.
Head of FAO warns that the rising number of people fighting chronic hunger could cause political instability and is urging global leaders to remember that peace and national security can be disrupted by food riots.
The UN is working with economist and researchers to develop new tools to fight the current crisis.