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Planetary Emergency - Did You Know?

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November 4th, 2008 at 1:28 am

1.2 Billion suffer from Hunger



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.

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)

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September 22nd, 2008 at 12:25 am