Hunger and Obesity on the Rise in Latin America and the Caribbean for Third Year in a Row

by Caribbean 360

Photo: Julio Berdegué, FAO representative for Latin America and the Caribbean, presents the region’s Panorama of Food and Nutrition 2018 in Santiago, which has bad news due to the increase in hunger, malnutrition, overweight and obesity for the third consecutive year. [Orlando Milesi/IPS]

“For the third consecutive year there is bad news” for Latin America and the Caribbean, where the numbers of hungry people have increased to 39.3 million people or 6.1 per cent of the population, says Julio Berdegué, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) regional representative.

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