A dubious trend…

The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 (SOFI), jointly published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) estimates that nearly 800 million people suffer from chronic undernourishment. The vast majority of the hungry live in developing countries – around 15 % of the world population. These figures are alarming! Yet, for the first time in human history, obesity outweighs hunger. The current number of overweight people in the world is estimated at 1300 million. These trends reveal not just problems in the distribution of resources or inequity in access to food worldwide, but also the effect of current patterns of food consumption.

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