In the article ``Outlook Is Poor in 1994 for Hungriest Nations,'' Dec. 24, hunger is attributed to failed crops, wars, ``general economic chaos,'' and maldistribution. But what is the root of these problems? The population in Sudan, for example, has been growing at 3 percent per year. If people farmed only the best land there would be much less crop failure and environmental degradation. If people believed that there would be enough land, water, or other resources for everyone, why would they fight? Steven Hill, Bel Air, Md.
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