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USDA Releases Report on International Food Insecurity and Changes in Food Baskets

The USDA released a report detailing the extent and severity of food insecurity in the developing world. These changes could have profound impacts for dietetic practice internationally, as developing countries begin to experience similar nutritional crises as seen in Western nations.

The report concludes that "the number of food-insecure people [those consuming less than the nutritional target of roughly 2,100 calories per day per person] in developing countries is estimated to decline by about 9 million, from 861 million in 2010 to 852 million in 2011 and ... is projected to decline by 16 percent, or nearly 140 million over the next decade. Food security in Asia and the Latin America and the Caribbean region is projected to improve, whereas food security in Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to deteriorate."

The report also notes that "if historical trends continue, growth in food availability will be accompanied by changes in the food baskets these countries consume. Consumption of protein, fat, and sugar are expected to grow ... As the rate of fat and sugar consumption increases, the number of overweight and obese people with potentially serious health complications will also increase ... [a trend that] could mirror that of Western countries, leading to high health costs ... The current high food prices could slow the pace of excess food consumption, but income growth will continue to boost food consumption."

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