Bible prophesied about food shortages: part of a composite sign/feature foretelling last days.
The annual “State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World” is published by a consortium of United Nation’s agencies including the Food and Agriculture Organization, UNICEF and the World Food Program.
The report finds that 821 million people were undernourished last year. Some failed to get enough nutrients to maintain a normal active life; others went for days without any food. That’s 6 million more undernourished people than in 2016 — and part of an upward trend that started in 2014, when the report put the total at 783.7 million.
Severe food insecurity, defined as a family running out of food and going at least a day without eating, was up in every region of the world last year except for North America and Europe.
In Haiti more than 20 percent of adults are categorized as obese and more than 20 percent of children under 5 are categorized as stunted. In Indonesia more than 10 percent of kids suffer from wasting while another 10 percent are overweight.
“Food insecurity contributes to overweight and obesity, as well as undernutrition,” the report notes. “The higher cost of nutritious foods, the stress of living with food insecurity, and physiological adaptations to food restriction help explain why food-insecure families may have a higher risk of … obesity.”
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9/12/18 @ 10:28 p.m.
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