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HungerU Exhibit Visits SDSU To Raise Awareness About World Hunger

Above: The HungerU mobile exhibit stopped by San Diego State University to raise awareness about world hunger and modern agriculture on April 11, 2013.

A 40-foot-long mobile exhibit rolled onto San Diego State University on Thursday to educate students about world hunger and modern agriculture.

Students touring with the HungerU exhibit hoped to inspire their peers to become part of the solution to end global hunger, and empower them to take action in their community.

Katharine Nye, a HungerU staff member and sophomore at Utah State University, talks about world hunger during a stop at SDSU on Thursday, April 11, 2013.

Aired 4/12/13 on KPBS News.

A 40-foot-long mobile exhibit rolled onto San Diego State University on Thursday to educate students about world hunger and modern agriculture.

Katharine Nye, a HungerU staff member and sophomore at Utah State University, said college students are easy to get fired-up about the crisis.

"They’re very passionate, they’re just starting out in life and everybody needs a cause. And so if we can catch them now and help them to become part of the solution, we can have a lot of people on our side."

Nye, who was raised on a 3,000-cow dairy farm in Delta, Utah, encouraged students to organize canned food drives and become educated in advanced agriculture to feed the growing population.

"Feeding people is one of my family’s passions," she explained. "It’s something my parents have been advocates for my whole life, and anytime there’s a way to get involved and help people in need, my family’s been right there," she said. "So when this opportunity came, I jumped because it’s a way to reach a broader audience."

A recent UN report reveals one in five people in the world suffers from food insecurity.

By 2050, crop production rates will need to double to put an adequate amount of food on the table, according to HungerU.

SDSU is the second of ten stops during the month-long West Coast tour.

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