Tackle malnutrition now

Here in the rich world, we see and hear stories of people starving to death. I get compassion fatigue from the image of a sweet little black baby who is fed a spoonful of porridge, who I’m exhorted to save (from what?) by paying ‘just £2 a month’.

Meanwhile we hear very little about the huge problem of malnutritition. People eating food but not eating the right kinds of food. That problem is just as important as hunger, perhaps more so.

So I’m grateful to my fellow blogger Willem Van Cotthem at DESERTIFICATION for drawing attention to this article about malnutritition by Jomo Kwame Sundaram at Inter Press Service. You might choose to follow my ‘nutrition’ tag for more on this.


About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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