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Several British Olympians have signed an open letter to David Cameron ahead of today's Downing Street hunger summit, urging the Prime Minister to make sure malnutrition is top of the agenda for the UK's presidency of the G8 next year.
Long-jump gold medallist Greg Rutherford, gymnast Louis Smith and judo silver medallist Gemma Gibbons are among the signatories to the letter organised by Save the Children.
Mr Cameron will open the summit by saying that progress on malnutrition has "stagnated" and that he is "determined that Britain helps change this".
Friends of the Earth have said that the priority of today's hunger summit should be to stop the use of biofuels, describing it as "unethical" and saying that "global leaders need to act decisively".
International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell said the hunger summit was part of the legacy of the Olympics, helping "the poorest of the world who do not have the ability to compete in sport or indeed live their lives in a normal way because they're stunted from birth".
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