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Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Statistics That Shouldn't Be

Statistics show that almost 1 in 7 people go hungry in the world. However, statistics also show that, despite a 70% increase in the world's population since the 1980s, we produce enough food to feed the entire population of the world. Statistics also show that over a quarter of the world's population live below the international poverty line. Those people live on less than $1.25 per day.
In Australia, with $1.25, we could buy the following things:
  • One litre of milk
  • One box of pasta
  • One navel orange
  • One packet of chewing gum
  • A disgusting cup of coffee
  • One chocolate bar
  • Two potatoes
  • Two stamps
  • One onion
  • Two potatoes
  • One serve of yoghurt
  • One apple
This is disgusting and totally wrong. Not only can't these people afford medication, education and proper housing, they can't even afford a box of tissues (Kleenex - $3).

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1 comment:

  1. This - all this! - can be changed. The Statistic That Shouldn't Be - they won't always 'be' forever.

    IF you change it today.