Half of the world’s population eats too much or too little

Half of the worlds population eats too much or too

Between too much and too little, between obesity and stunting, nearly half of the world’s population suffers from malnutrition. These are the conclusions of the Global nutrition report, report which concentrates data from different organizations. The state of diets is even today a threat to the planet.

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Almost half of the world’s population suffers from poor nutrition, with harmful consequences for health but also for the planet, underlines a report published Tuesday. According to this annual report entitled Global nutrition report (GNR), whose data comes from organizations like the UN, FAO, the’WHO or Unicef, 48% of humans currently eat too much or too little.

At the current rate, the world will not reach eight of the nine nutritional goals set by the World Health Organization for 2025. These include reducing wasting children (when they are too thin for their height) and stunting (when they are too small for their age), as well as obesity adults. The report estimates that nearly 150 million children under the age of five are stunted, over 45 million are wasted and nearly 40 million are overweight.

It also reveals that more than 40% of men and women (2.2 billion people) are overweight or obese. ” The preventable deaths, due to unhealthy diet, have increased by 15% since 2010 “To represent today” a quarter of all adult deaths “, The president of the group of independent experts of the GNR, Renata Micha told AFP.

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Our global results show that our food has not improved over the past ten years and is now a major threat to the health of people and the planet She added. According to the report, people are not consuming the recommended amounts of health-promoting foods such as fruits and vegetables. the vegetables. Not surprisingly, low-income countries have the lowest consumption of these foods.

Higher income countries consume the most foods with higher harmful effects on health like Red meat, dairy products and sugary drinks and have the highest rates of overweight people. The GNR has also calculated that global food demand has generated some 35% of emissions of greenhouse gas in 2018.

Foodanimal origin usually have a environmental footprint by product higher than foods of plant origin The report says. In addition to disrupting food and health systems, the pandemic of Covid-19 pushed an estimated 155 million more people into extreme poverty, the report adds.

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