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Worldwatch food update

Global Chronic Hunger Rises Above 1 Billion

"In 2009, an estimated 1.02 billion people were classified as undernourished, 12 percent more than in 2008. This means nearly one in six people on Earth suffers from undernourishment. Undernourishment—or chronic hunger—is defined as regularly eating food that provides less than 1,800 kilocalories (kcal) a day. In comparison, Americans, Canadians, and Europeans on average consume food that provides more than 3,400 kcal per day."

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