Quartz Highlights Venezuela’s Economic Crisis, Impacts On Food Security, Nutrition

Quartz: Venezuela’s zoo animals are dying, and if the government continues its policies, people could be next
“…The nutritional value of the average Venezuelan’s diet has already taken a nosedive, according to the Venezuelan Observatory of Health, a research center associated with the country’s central university. Carbohydrates account for 75 percent of what they eat; the center calls it a ‘survival diet.’ There have already been some cases of deaths by malnutrition, says Marianella Herrera, the observatory’s director. Among the most vulnerable are young children and pregnant women…” (Campoy, 8/8).