1. Poor people in developing countries often spend 60-80% of their income on food.
Americans spend less than 10%.
Ayme family, Ecuador. Photo credit: Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio.
2. 75% of the world’s food is generated from only 12 plants and 5 animal species.
Kale is probably not one of them.
3. 165 million people suffer from childhood malnutrition.
If they joined hands, they could form a complete circle around the earth.
4. Over 25 million tons of pumpkins, squash, and gourds are produced around the world each year.
That’s 55,115,570,000 pounds!
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