Very cool infographic from the Economist, showing improvements in food availability worldwide:

 

The world has become better fed over the past 50 years

Click for an interactive graphic.

Source: Economist

Category: Economy, Food and Drink

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2 Responses to “More Food For Thought (& Eating)”

  1. GoBigRed says:

    I’m not sure I would judge health just by how many calories you consume. Regardless, this map does not show the price paid with increased soil erosion of the increased use of (unsustainable) fossil fuels needed to generate those calories.

  2. tyaresun says:

    Food availability is not the same as feeding. For example, food availability has indeed increased in India, but so has starvation. The government has reduced the cut-off level for malnutrition consistently over time and today the daily calorie cutoff stands equivalent to a big Mac meal in terms of calories.

    http://www.unicef.org/india/children_2356.htm

    In India, around 46 per cent of all children below the age of three are too small for their age, 47 per cent are underweight and at least 16 per cent are wasted. Many of these children are severely malnourished.