Sustainable Food

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More than 30 per cent of children in developing countries – about 600 million – live on less than US $1 a day. Every 3.6 seconds one person dies of starvation. Usually it is a child under the age of 5. Poverty hits children hardest. While a severe lack of goods and services hurts every human, it is most threatening to children’s rights: survival, health and nutrition, education, participation, and protection from harm and exploitation. It creates an environment that is damaging to children’s development in every way – mental, physical, emotional and spiritual. (Source: UNICEF)

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  • Malnutrition: A malnourished person finds that their body has difficulty doing normal things such as growing and resisting disease. Physical work becomes problematic and even learning abilities can be diminished. For women, pregnancy becomes risky and they cannot be sure of producing nourishing breast milk.When a person is not getting enough food or not getting the right sort of food, malnutrition is just around the corner. Disease is often a factor, either as a result or contributing cause. Even if people get enough to eat, they will become malnourished if the food they eat does not provide the proper amounts of micronutrients - vitamins and minerals - to meet daily nutritional requirements. Malnutrition is the largest single contributor to disease, according to the UN's Standing Committee on Nutrition (SCN). Malnutrition at an early age leads to reduced physical and mental development during childhood. (Source: World Food Programme)
  • Sustainable development: Defined by a kind of development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, sustainable development sees the world as many interacting, complex systems. It is a fine balance between the concept of needs, in particular the essential needs of the world's poor; and the idea of limitations, specifically those imposed by the current technology and social organization.
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