This from the FAO’s ‘State of Food Insecurity in the World 2009’. Click on the graphs.
Even as a proportion of total population, hunger started rising in the middle of the last decade
The global crisis of 2008/9 hit Asia particularly hard (percentage increase in malnutrition in 2009)
And food prices are continuing their rebound (this from the FAO’s World Food Prices Index – the orange line is the latest and shows that food prices are already back to late 2007 levels)