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Food

Food is one of our basic needs - all creatures on the planet need some sort of food to keep then alive. The problem is that some counties have problems with having too much food so that people there become overweight or obese, while other countries have food shortages so people there suffer from hunger and famine.

The huge range of food we have become accustomed to in developed counties like Britain, Western Europe and the USA, is largely dependent on producers in the developing world satisfying our demands for year round variety and choice. This trade in food has led to greater opportunities for a varied and interesting diet in developed countries, but in developing countries has often limited choice, reduced access to productive land and led to exploitation of people and environments.

Malnutrition is a problem all over the world - it can be caused by not having enough food to eat but it can also be caused by having too much of the wrong type of food and not enough variety of different foods in a diet.

 

   
 
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