National Geographic : 2014 Nov
The Future of Food natgeofood.com EXPLORE PHOTO: REBECCA HALE, NGM STAFF. ART: ÁLVARO VALIÑO 25¢ MENU According to the World Food Programme, just 25 cents a day is all it costs to provide a child with a nutritious school meal and extra food to take home. MIGHTY PEANUT A calorie-rich, vitamin-fortified form of peanut paste has saved millions of starving children—and provided a new market for African peanut farmers. HELP WOMEN, CUT HUNGER The number of hungry world- wide could be reduced by as much as 150 million if women farmers were given the same access to resources as men. HUNGRY NIGHTS One in eight people— 805 million worldwide—goes to bed hungry every night. 1,000 HEALTHY DAYS Adequate nutrition in the first thousand days of life can protect a child from the lifelong effects of physical and mental stunting. HUNGRY STUDENTS Some 66 million children go to school hungry across the devel- oping world. More than a third of them are in Africa. BUG PROTEIN Consuming insects is a good way to boost protein intake, says the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. About two billion people around the world already eat bugs regularly. Hungry for information? Make a selection from our menu of food facts—and taste more at natgeofood.com.