Friday, June 19, 2009

eat...and be thankful that you could!

just now i went further into and found this interesting article on obesity. well, annie didn't say much about obesity, she talked more about people going to bed feeling hungry, and children who are malnourished. here are a few points to ponder....

Every year 15 million children die of hunger
For the price of one missile, a school full of hungry children could eat lunch every day for 5 years
Throughout the 1990's more than 100 million children will die from illness and starvation. Those 100 million deaths could be prevented for the price of ten Stealth bombers, or what the world spends on its military in two days!
The World Health Organization estimates that one-third of the world is well-fed, one-third is under-fed one-third is starving- Since you've entered this site at least 200 people have died of starvation. Over 4 million will die this year
One in twelve people worldwide is malnourished, including 160 million children under the age of 5.
Nearly one in four people, 1.3 billion - a majority of humanity - live on less than $1 per day, while the world's 358 billionaires have assets exceeding the combined annual incomes of countries with 45 percent of the world's people
One out of every eight children under the age of twelve in the U.S. goes to bed hungry every night
Half of all children under five years of age in South Asia and one third of those in sub-Saharan Africa are malnourished
Malnutrition is implicated in more than half of all child deaths worldwide - a proportion unmatched by any infectious disease since the Black Death
Every 3.6 seconds someone dies of hunger
It is estimated that some 800 million people in the world suffer from hunger and malnutrition, about 100 times as many as those who actually die from it each year

Alhamdulillah, i am in Malaysia, i am able to work, i am able to eat, and syukur, i am able to live in peace.

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