Food And Nutrition In Numbers: 2014

ISBN 13 : 9789251086179

Food And Nutrition In Numbers: 2014

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9789251086179: Food And Nutrition In Numbers: 2014

FAO has published a comprehensive, pocket-sized compendium dedicated to the state of nutrition worldwide – offering diverse data and visualizations highlighting trends on such topics as micronutrient deficiencies, overweight, obesity and non-communicable diseases from 1990 to the present.

Additionally, it offers indicators on the links between nutrition, health and the environment. Readers can find detailed data on such topics as food prices, food consumption, agriculture-related carbon emissions and land use, among others.

The pocketbook data shows that while progress has been made in reducing the percentage of hungry people globally, the more ambitious 1996 World Food Summit target of reducing the number of hungry people by 2015 remains out of reach. What’s more, some two billion people are micronutrient deficient – which means they lack the vitamins and minerals they needed to lead a healthy and productive life. At the same time, there has been an increase in food waste and obesity globally.

The pocketbook highlights these external aspects of nutrition by providing concrete data on the impacts of our current food systems. The pocketbook also reveals data gaps that need filling, and may inspire countries to start processes to gather missing information and make it available.

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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