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Planetary Emergency - Did You Know?

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Written by MEATtheFACTS.org

November 4th, 2008 at 1:28 am

1.2 Billion suffer from Hunger

Starvation

Starvation

Every 2.3 seconds, a child dies from malnutrition.

The 760 million tonnes of grain fed to animals could cover the global food shortage 14 times.

1 hectare of land produces:

  • potatoes to support 22 people
  • rice to support 19 people
  • lamb to support 2 people
  • beef to support 1 person

Malnutrition costs US$ 20-30 billion a year globally.

RESOURCES:
UNICEF, The State of the World’s Children, 2006
Lester R. Brown, Outgrowing the Earth, chap. 3, W.W. Norton & Co., 2005
WHO/FAO, Diet, nutrition, and the prevention of chronic disease.
(Report of the Joint WHO/FAO expert consultation, 26 April 2002)
http://www.muslimahwritersalliance.com/projects/mwa_hunger_awareness_newsletter_06.pdf
http://www.globalissues.org/article/7/causes-of-hunger-are-related-to-poverty
http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p_mla_apa_research_citation/1/0/0/5/0/p100501_index.html

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September 22nd, 2008 at 12:25 am