Myth 1: There's not enough food to go round
Reality: There's enough food in the world to make most people fat!
Myth 2: Nature's to blame
Reality: Food is always available for those who can afford it - starvation in hard times hits only the poorest, when natural events are the final push over the brink.
Myth 3: There are too many people
Reality: Birth rates are falling rapidly worldwide; nowhere does population size explain hunger.
Myth 4: It's a trade-off: the environment or food
Reality: Industrial farming can ruin our soil and undercut our food production sources. Environmentally sound farming can be more productive than destructive ones.
Myth 5: The Green Revolution is the answer
Reality: The Green Revolution (using pesticides and biotechnology) increased productivity in the 1960s and 1970s. But new technology doesn't challenge inequality, which is the root cause of hunger.
Myth 6: We need big farms
Reality: Small farmers get four to five times more output from each acre of land than big farms.
Myth 7: The free market can end hunger
Reality: The free market only works when poor people have money to buy food.
Myth 8: Free trade is the answer
Reality: Many poorer countries grow more and more food for selling to richer countries. This means less food is produced for locals and hunger continues.
Myth 9: The victims are too hungry to fight for their rights
Reality: Wherever people are suffering, they're also fighting for their rights. People in the rich world