"The day that hunger is eradicated from the earth
there will be the greatest spiritual explosion
the world has ever known.
Humanity cannot imagine the joy
that will burst into the world."
---Federico Garcia Lorca, Spanish poet---
"I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere
can have three meals a day for their bodies,
education and culture for the minds
and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits."
---Martin Luther King Jr.---
Wikipedia on PlumpyNut
The victim of starvation burns up his own body fats, muscles and tissues for fuel.
His body quite literally consumes itself and deteriorates rapidly.
The kidneys, liver, and endocrine system often cease
to function properly.
A shortage of carbohydrates, which play a vital role in brain chemistry,
affects the mind.
Lassitude and confusion set in,
so that starvation victims often seem unaware of their plight.
The body's defenses drop; disease kills most famine victims
before they have time to starve to death.
An individual begins to starve when he lost about a third of his normal body weight.
Once this loss exceeds 40 percent, death is almost inevitable.
We can feed the world!
One in seven people will go to bed hungry tonight.
There are more hungry people in the world
than the combined populations of
USA, Canada and the European Union.
(statistics from World Food Programme website)
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