UN: World hunger one billion people, 1.3 billion — overeat

Every seventh person in the world is starving, but many suffer from obesity — overweight are 1.3 billion people in the world

This was stated by the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier De Schutter, speaking today, March 6, in Geneva at the 19th session of the Human Rights Council, said focus.ua.

"Urbanization, supermarketizatsiya and global spread of the Western way of life replaced the traditional style of food. As a result, we are faced with catastrophic consequences for human health, "- said the Special Rapporteur. He added that the right to food means not just access to enough food, but also the opportunity to have a balanced and nutritious diet.

Malnutrition continues to be widespread in the world — one in seven people go hungry. Simultaneously, 1.3 billion people worldwide are overweight. At least 300 million people are obese.

The Special Rapporteur called on all countries of the world instead of pills for obesity and special tablets for those suffering from a lack of certain nutrients to offer the public a strategy to combat an unhealthy diet.

In its report, Olivier De Schutter offered impose high tax unhealthy food, to regulate the sale of food high in fat and sugar, as well as to stop advertising unhealthy foods. UN envoy encouraged Governments to support the local farmers to markets in a healthy and fresh products.

Previously, the United Nations reported that one of the early achieved the Millennium Development Goals — to halve the number of people without access to clean drinking water.Source: the-day-x.ru

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