Malnutrition of food asymmetry reports a loss of 13,600 billion dollars annually to the world
In a report released Tuesday, the Credit Suisse Research Institute said the twin burdens of malnutrition and growing demographics add to this challenge and the pressure on the environment. This problem can be addressed by shifting food production and consumption to a more sustainable system.
The United Nations estimates that the world’s population will increase from the current 7.8 billion to about ten billion by 2050 and reach 11 billion by 2100. But this increase in population will be different in different parts of the world. Of this, 93 percent of population growth is projected to occur in the less developed Africa (59 percent) and Asia (34 percent) over the next three decades.
To feed this population, food production high in calories should increase by 56 percent between 2010 and 2050, according to estimates by the World Resources Institute.
The report states that a sustainable global food system benefits human health and the global ecosystem. But it is far from reality. About 70 crore people are victims of undernourishment. 1.8 billion people are obese and 20 percent of the total deaths in the world are due to eating disorders.
Thus, malnutrition causes an annual loss of $ 13,600 billion to the global economy.
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