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HIDDEN HUNGER EXPOSED
Roger Thurow – Outrage and Inspire – “Hidden Hunger Exposed”
Hidden hunger was brought out into the open in a big way this week – and so was a promising solution.
As we have often noted, nearly one billion people suffer from a chronic lack of food – this is a visible hunger all too familiar to us from scenes of famine and food shortages. But more than two billion people suffer from what is called hidden hunger – a chronic lack of micronutrients such as vitamin A, iron and zinc. This under-nutrition isn’t as visible because the sufferers may be consuming enough calories; they may appear to be reasonably well fed. But a lack of access to more nutritious foods like fruits, vegetables and animal products leaves them deprived of vital nutrients that makes them vulnerable to blindness, increased risk of disease…
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