A Fat Majority

According to the International Federation of the Red Cross, The number of obese people in the world is now greater than the number of undernourished people. There are currently about 1.5 billion obese people in the world, compared to 925 million undernourished people.

Excess nutrition now kills more people than hunger. 1.5 billion is the number of OBESE people, not just overweight. The number of overweight people compared to the starving population may be double. Granted the number of hungry people in the world is attributed to poor distribution and food inflation, it’s disturbing to think there are people eating 20,000 calories a day to become the fattest woman in the world when so many are going hungry. Maybe fat isn’t always funny…just most of the time.

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2 responses

  1. People go hungry in this world not because of fatties who eat more than their share. It’s because of corrupt political forces, environment degradation and national wealth inequity.

    • I agree 100%. Even if the fatties didn’t eat their share it wouldn’t make it to the starving people. It’s still a mind blowing statistic that needs recognition…not that anything will ever be done about it at the risk of corporate profit.

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