Arts - 9 Giugno 2020 Ending World Hunger? The Value of a Life When a Few Paintings Can Feed Millions 820 million people do not have enough to eat globally, and approximately 3.1 million children die from undernutrition each year. At the same time the 5 most expensive paintings purchased by art collectors could relieve world hunger. Covid-19 will eventually end, but world hunger will persist unless we do something meaningful about it. What is the value of a life if a couple of paintings could feed millions?