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GCSE Global Patterns of food surplus and deficit

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Famine
A widespread, serious, shortage of food. In the worst cases it can lead to starvation and even death.
Food insecurity
Being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.
Food security
When people at all times have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life.
Undernutrition
This occurs when people do not eat enough nutrients to cover their needs for energy and growth, or to maintain a healthy immune system.
800 million+
Numberof people who live every day with hunger or food insecurity.
Malnutrition
poor nutrition that results from an insufficient or poorly balanced diet.
HICs
Consume the most Kilocalories per day (from 2,600 up to 3800), including North America, Europe, Australia, South Korea, Japan and parts of South America
1940Kcal for Women and 2550Kcals for men
United Nations Department for Health's recommended daily MINIMUM totals to avoid being under nourished
LICs
tend to consume fewer Kilocalories and more of these countries have undernourishment problems, including sub Saharan Africa and parts of SE Asia
Food production
Plant cultivation and animal domestication
HIC food production
is high despite lower population totals
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