'People in the richest countries in the North eat on average 30-40% more calories than they need "
(G Lean, Atlas of the Environment, Arrow 1991 )
sales worldwide - high fashion
autos... - exceeds the gross
national products of two-thirds
of the world's countries"
According to a recent study by the lndira Ghandi The Economist, 5/1/91 Institute of Development Research in New Delhi, the developed countries, whilst representing only 24% of the world's population, account for 48% to 72% of the global consumption of commodities which satisfy basic needs, such as cereals, meat and milk
THE WORLD'S POPULATION ARRANGED BY INCOME
Each horizontal band of this 'champagne glass' diagram represents an equal fifth of the world's population.
"Nearly 80% of the world's population live in developing countries Their share of world trade is only 17%"
(World Bank, World Development Report, OUP 1991)
"Thirty-six thousand young children die every day (one every 2 4 seconds) as a result of poverty -
(UNESCO Sources, no 25,1991)