Ireland UN complains of imbalances in global food supply

10:55  24 september  2021
10:55  24 september  2021 Source:   de.reuters.com

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New York (Reuters) - the United Nations (UN) calls for a new view of the worldwide food supply.

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foods should not be considered simply as a tradable raw material, "but as a right who is entitled to everyone, "said UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutres on Thursday on the first World Summit to the future of food. The event on the edge of the UN General Assembly went on the stage due to the Corona crisis only with the help of video conferencing.

hunger and malnutrition had increased significantly last year on earth. According to an UN report, the number of people concerned increased by about 118 million to 768 million. Most of the increase is probably due to the restrictions on the Corona crisis. The international markets included food prices in June by a good third above the value before year's period, as a UN index shows.

Gutres demanded, nutritional systems would have to promote the health and well-being of all people to protect the planet and support prosperity. He spoke of great imbalances that would have to be addressed. This is the one hand billions of people with overweight. On the other hand, many millions would not have enough to eat. One third of the food will be pushed away. At the same time, manufacturing, processing and consumption of foodstuffs contribute to a third for fuel gas emissions.

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