ERIC Number: ED232929
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
World Hunger: Facts. Facts for Action #1.
Designed for global education at the high school level, this document presents statistics on malnutrition, infant mortality, and illiteracy in developing nations. The statistics are compared with private and government expenditures of wealthy nations. Examples of the statistical information for developing nations are: more than 500 million people in poor countries suffer from chronic anemia due to inadequate diet; in poor countries, 100 out of every 1,000 newborns die before their first birthday; and Ethiopia has one doctor for every 73,000 people. Statistics from wealthy countries include: North Americans spend more on chewing gum, tobacco, and alcoholic beverages each year than the entire annual budgets of many poor countries; rich countries consume 70 percent of the world's food grains, most of which is used to feed beef and dairy cattle; and the amount that the world spends in half a day for military purposes could finance the entire malaria eradication program of the World Health Organization. The document includes a poem, "The Great Tablecloth," by Pablo Neruda, suggestions for action, and a brief list of reference materials. (KC)
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Expenditures, Global Approach, High Schools, Hunger, Illiteracy, Infant Mortality, Living Standards, Nutrition, Poverty, Quality of Life, World Problems
Oxfam America, 115 Broadway, Boston, MA 02116 (1-20 copies, $0.50 each; over 20, $0.25 each).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oxfam America, Boston, MA.