Thursday, December 26, 2013

A World Hunger Map

This map is taken from a nice interactive display of food availability over the past half century, provided by The Economist. The site makes the case that while population has increased, food production has increased even more rapidly and there are more calories available per person worldwide than there used to be. That is not true however for all countries -- check the site.

In the United States, there are more than enough calories for everyone to be well fed. Hunger in America is due to our willingness to see some go hungry.

On the other hand, some countries have barely enough food to feed the population, and any failure to distribute the food evenly means that some will be very hungry.

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