Economic problems condition the diet
The economic situation of society has changed the eating habits of most of the world's citizens. Beyond the benefits of one or another diet, the greatest influencing factor is economic problems, which condition the diet of the majority of the population.
According to a survey carried out by Intermón Oxfam in seventeen countries, more than half of the respondents eat differently than two years ago. In our country, it is striking that 5% of those surveyed do not have enough to eat every day.
Thus, in Spain, 46 percent have changed their eating habits, 33 percent for financial reasons and 21 percent for health reasons. It is curious that a large number of people, even in developed countries, are reducing the quantity and quality of the food they consume daily due to the increase in its prices.
The economic crisis is causing changes in the eating habits of many citizens, causing health problems for many of those surveyed. These data are even more serious, since they have been obtained in countries such as Australia, Spain, Germany, the United Kingdom and Brazil, and not only in countries with hunger problems such as Tanzania, Kenya, the Philippines and others, where the percentages are still more dramatic.
Thinking that there are children who cannot drink a glass of milk a day, or who suffer from serious malnutrition problems, should make us all think, but even more so when economic problems are conditioning the diet of most of the world's population.
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