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Dec. 8, 2011 Volume 33, No. 15

President appoints MU Chancellor to Board for International Food and Agricultural Development

MU Chancellor Brady J. Deaton

WORLD VIEW MU Chancellor Brady J. Deaton, chair of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development, sees hunger from a global perspective. Rob Hill photo


Brady J. Deaton works toward lifelong goal of feeding the hungry

Hunger is a thread running through Chancellor Brady J. Deaton’s life. He grew up in a poor area of eastern Kentucky where he saw neighbors struggle to feed their families. As a young faculty member in Knoxville, Tenn., he carried food to people in need. And as a volunteer in South America, he said, “I met families that had had seven children but only one was still alive, and that child had a protruding stomach, totally malnourished. It’s a heartrending thing to witness. I know that I saw many children who are not alive today, children who starved.”

Read the rest of this story by Dale Smith on MIZZOU magazine's website.