Sunday, May 9, 2010



About 6.5 billion people in world


More than 850 million people in the world are malnourished — 799

million of them live in the developing world.


More than 153 million of the world's malnourished people are children

under the age of 5.


Six million children under the age of 5 die every year as a result of



54 nations currently do not produce enough food to feed their populations, nor can they afford to import the necessary commodities to make up the gap. Most of these countries are in sub-Saharan Africa.


Lack of dietary diversity and essential minerals and vitamins also

contributes to increased child and adult mortality. Vitamin A

deficiency impairs the immune system, increasing the annual death

toll from measles and other diseases by an estimated 1.3 million-2.5

million children.


850 million people (13% of world's population) go to bed hungry

every day. They are far more concerned about finding something to

eat (Food Security) than about the safety of their food.

In many countries, safety of water will need to be achieved before

safety of other foods will be considered.

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