Anti-hunger protesters' plea to MP
Activists calling for action on hunger demonstrated outside the constituency office of Rutland and Melton MP Alan Duncan.
About a dozen activists from the Enough Food for Everyone IF campaign chose the MP's office in High Street, Melton, as he is international development minister.
More than 100 groups have united to call for action by the G8 – comprising the governments of eight of the world's wealthiest countries – on the issue of global hunger.
They are urging immediate action from Chancellor George Osborne in his March 20 budget.
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A campaign spokesman said: "It is a disgrace that two million children die from malnutrition every year and food prices have spiraled to the highest levels in decades.
"Hardworking people in the UK and abroad are struggling to feed their families.
"We hope Mr Duncan will support the campaign to demand changes that will benefit hungry people.
"Aid on its own won't do the whole job. Mr Osborne must force big companies to stop fiddling the system and spill the beans about the taxes they owe to developing countries."
Mr Duncan was not available to comment yesterday.