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WASHINGTON (AP) - There are 150 million fewer malnourished people in poorer countries than two decades ago despite famine in Africa, UN food experts reported. Despite the addition of 1.8 billion people to the world's population in the last 30 years, the number of well-fed people has increased, says the report, Food and Nutrition: Creating a Well-Fed World. Average food available rose from 2,290 calories per day per person in 1961 to 2,700 calories in 1990, it says.

'Right now, there's enough food to feed everyone, if it could get to the people who need it,' John Lupien, director of the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation, said.