Tuesday, August 15, 2006

More Overweight than Starving People in the World

There are now more overweight people across the world than hungry ones, according to experts.

He told the International Association of Agricultural Economists the number of overweight people had topped 1bn, compared with 800m undernourished.

Professor Popkin, from the University of North Carolina, said that the change had happened quickly as obesity was rapidly spreading, while hunger was slowly declining among the world's 6.5bn population.
I don't know if that is a good thing or a bad thing, but a bet it is a first in the history of humanity.

via BBC News

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