World Hunger
 
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current total world population
 
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undernourished people in the world right now  
 
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overweight people in the world right now  
 
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obese people in the world right now  
 
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people who died of hunger today  
 
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people who died of hunger this year  
 
Economics
 
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money spent due to obesity related diseases in the USA today  
 
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spending on food purchased and then tossed by US households today  
 
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spending on global food aid today  
 
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amount that would allow to feed the hungry today  
 
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spending on weight-loss programs and products in the USA today  
 
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food aid budget spent on domestic processing and shipping today  
 
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revenue for four large US agribusiness corporations derived from food aid programs today  
 
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spending on pet food in Europe and USA today
 
Food
 
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tons of food wasted in America today  
 
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tons of global food aid provided today  
 
80%
percentage of harvested corn, grains, and soy beans fed to animals in Europe and North America

 

 
78%
percentage of malnourished children who live in countries with food surpluses  
 
90%
percentage of hungriest nations on earth that are net exporters of food to rich nations (36 out of 40)  

Statistics and data Sources:


current world population:
World Population Clock - Worldometers and its sources

undernourished people in the world:
State of Food Insecurity in the World 2006.  Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 2006. - They consume less than the minimum amount of calories essential for sound health and growth. Link: world food programme

overweight and obese people in the world:
WHO

spending on food purchased and then tossed by US households:
Timoty Jones, University of Arizona (UA) in Tucson

spending due to obesity:
According to the American Cancer Society, obesity cost an estimated $75 billion in 2003 because of the long and expensive treatment for several of its complications. According to the National Institute of Health, $75-$125 billion is spent on indirect and direct costs due to obesity-related diseases.

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food wasted:
U.S. Department of Agriculture link

amount that would allow to feed the hungry:
United Nations Development Program link

spending in food aid and tons of delivered commodities:
FAO link

malnourished children who live in countries with food surpluses:
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

harvested corn, grains, and soy beans fed to animals:
Sources: link (80%) and link (50%)

poor nations that are net exporters of food to rich nations:
Source: link




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