United Nations report: Latin America, number of hungry decreasing, but obesity up

Posted on December 3, 2013 • Filed under: Latin America Health

he United Nations for food and agriculture, FAO, issued a report in Santiago de Chile in which indicates that there has been a reduction in the population of the region suffering hunger, which currently reaches 47 million people, three million less that three years ago. According to the report, the global number of people who suffer from hunger was reduced by the same three-year period of 878 to 842 million. In Latin America and the Caribbean, 16 countries is anticipated in two years in the fulfillment of the Millennium goals, of halving the percentage of the poor, and several more have registered important advances in this objective. This, “gives hope that the current generation of Latin American and Caribbean could see eradicated hunger in the region”, indicates the “overview of food and nutrition security of Latin America and the Caribbean, 2013” Read Article

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