Can games solve the hunger crisis?

Freerice, an online game that offers players a chance to earn free meals for those in impoverished nations, has launched in China, users a chance to hone their English skills while helping to provide rice to those in need in China and other parts of Asia.

“We have always believed in the Internet as a force for good,” said Alan Tan, chairman and chief executive officer of Shanda Games Ltd, another partner of the program. “Young people in particular are looking for games that entertain and educate at the same time. Freerice not only does both – it also allows its players to contribute to the fight against hunger at the same time.”

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-Drew Millard

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