Hunger and Obesity are prevalent problems in the world today. Hunger is a recurring crisis which has existed since the dawn of mankind. Efforts have been made to reduce the severity of the problem with, Reducing Hunger identified as a UN Millennium Development Goals, aims to half the proportion of people suffering from hunger by 2015.
Obesity, on the other hand, affects more Developed countries, such as UN & Britan, although there has been a increasing trend in Developing Countries. It has been significant concern over the health risks and economic impact which obesity brings.
The situation would appear to be paradoxical, on contradictory in nature. While people in developing countries are suffering from the lack of food, people in developed countries suffer from the excess of food.
In our site, we will seek to delve into the two extreme situations which co-exist in the world today, by exploring some of the root causes of Hunger and Obesity, as well as to examine the effects they have on both the Individuals and Communities. We will also seek to understand various solutions, which Governments or Individuals may adopt to alleviate the problems.
Citations & References:
http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/index.html#(accessed April 1, 2008).