Correct b) 25,000 About 25,000 people (adults and children) die every day of hunger or hunger- related causes. This is one person every three and a half seconds; it is children who die most often. www.poverty.com/
How much food is wasted in Australia each year? Question 4 A) 10%B) 25%C) 40% Photo:www.flickr.com/photos/sporkist/126526910/
Correct b) 25% Australians are throwing away more than 3 million tonnes of food a year, mostly because of over-shopping and waste at the table. This is more than one quarter of edible food produced in Australia every year.
How many people in the world relied on food aid from the World Food Program in 2008? Question 5 A) 22 millionB) 52 millionC) 102 million Photo: Caritas Australia
Correct c) 8,700kJ An average adult needs to consume 8,700kJ or 2,100 calories per day. These kJ or calories need to be obtained from a variety of sources in order to consume the various nutrients the body needs.
For the world’s poor, what percentage of their income is spent on food? Question 10 A) 30-40%B) 50-70%C) 80-90% Photo: Sean Sprague
Correct b) 50-70% 2.6 billion people live on $2 a day or less. They spend approximately 50-70% of their income on food. Thus a person living on $2 a day spends at least $1 a day on food. When food prices go up people are forced to buy less food, or cheaper food that often doesn’t provide the required nutrients.
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