World Hunger and Population

On the same day that you carried a lucid analysis of the "Three Faces of Hunger" (World Report, Dec. 15), an update in Section A reported that the U.S. and other nations are not living up to commitments made at the World Summit for Children to help end the deaths of thousands of children each day from malnutrition.

In view of this, it is a shame that the House Select Committee on Hunger is in jeopardy of not being reauthorized in the new Congress, as a supposed budget-saving measure. The committee has been the conscience of Congress on hunger issues; it operates frugally (costing less than a single member's office) and makes sure that crucial hunger issues do not fall through the cracks.

PAUL C. EKLOF

Costa Mesa

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