MORE than 800 million people go hungry every day, while nutritional deficiencies threaten the health of another 2 billion. At the other extreme however, 1.5 billion people suffer from obesity.
The message is clear: the global food market is not fulfilling the needs of the poor, and having access to this market doesn’t necessarily translate into access to better nutrition and health. This is why governments must eradicate hunger and malnutrition by implementing public policies designed to ensure food security and adequate nutrition for all citizens.
Cuba stands out
In the midst of this situation, a country like Cuba stands out, with food security measures described as “very positive” by Theodor Friedrich, representative of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, during the monthly panel discussion Letra con Vida,organized by the Dulce María Loynaz Cultural Center in the capital, and this time dedicated to World Food Day.
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