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Hunger: data and statistics

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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:

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.

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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