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Number of People Fat People Hunger Exceeded

Goo health - The number of people who are overweight globally excess has now exceeded the starving population. However, suffering from malnutrition due to food crisis continues to rise. Warned that the International Federation of Red Cross delivered.

In its annual report titled World Disaster Report that specifically talk about nutrition, they highlight the gap between rich and poor, as well as problems caused by rising food prices.

Regarding access to food, the Red Cross also pointed out that in 2010 there were 1.5 billion people who suffer from obesity, while there are 925 million people are still starving.

"If there is 15 percent of the population are starving while 20 percent are very overweight, surely there is something wrong here," said Bekele Geleta, secretary general of the International Federation of Red Cross said in a statement.

Meanwhile, the director of Asia Pacific Jagan Chapagain described the situation as scandalous a double-edged. Excess nutrients are now more kills than hunger.

The problem of hunger in the world happens not only because of the lack of food, said Chapagain, but also because of poor distribution, waste and high prices so that food is not affordable.

Globally in 2011 was a sharp increase in food prices, so it is feared would trigger a crisis like in 2008 which led to riots and political instability in many countries.

Increasing food prices, according to the agency dibabkan also because of climate change and trade in commodities speculation. "Inflation in food prices lead poor countries become poorer and this situation triggers hunger," he said.

The World Disaster Report is an annual report published by the agencies to highlight some global problems. In 2010 and their emphasis on issues of urbanization, in 2009 on HIV and health.
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