Archive for the ‘Malnutrition’ Category
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