More Than 820M People Worldwide Hungry, Obesity Rates Rising, U.N. State Of Food Security And Nutrition Report Says
VOA News: U.N.: Global Hunger Stable, But Obesity on Rise
“The United Nations says more than 820 million people around the world are hungry, while at same time, obesity is hitting record levels. A report released Monday by five U.N. agencies dealing with food, nutrition, and health says that while hunger levels have mostly stabilized, more people around the world are anxious about where their family’s next meal will come from. … [World Food Programme Executive Director David] Beasley said the problem of world hunger is solvable, but is not achievable without ending war and conflicts, which consume a huge portion of the global economy that could be used for development. … For the first time, the U.N. agencies were able to gather data on world obesity rates, which are skyrocketing…” (Besheer, 7/15).
Additional coverage of the State of the Food Security and Nutrition in the World report is available from Agence France-Presse, Al Jazeera, Devex, The Guardian, Thomson Reuters Foundation, U.N. News, and Xinhua News.