The FAO (UN Food and Agriculture Organization) has published its latest yearbook on-line. The statistics are eye-openers to say the least.The 2004 statistical yearbook contains profiles of virtually every country in the world. One of the statistics available is per capita consumption.
A brief perusal of the USA yearbook shows a per Capita Daily Consumption of 3,790 Calories for the 2000-2002 years.
Forget all the complex reasons for weight gain.
That’s simply too much energy intake.
In stark (and awful) contrast is a country like Zimbabwe – where daily consumption has been dropping over the last 20 years. The 2000-2002 years show a daily consumption of 2,020 Calories.