Variation In Food Consumption

REASON : Social Impacts


Definition : Searching for food in rubbish dump.

Scavenging is a prominent act that frequently occurs in LDCs. Due to over wastage in food.Usually the low-income ones and homeless ones scavenge.Most of the times ,its because they can't afford it.

The Global Impact On The Rate Of GHI.

Countries that are high percentage in GHI(Global Hunger Index) are usually the LDCs.As mentioned ,"The state of hunger in developing countries as a group has improved since 1990, falling by 39 percent, according to the 2014 GHI. Despite progress made, the level of hunger in the world is still “serious,” with 805 million people continuing to go hungry, according to estimates by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations."

However, there is a difference in the comparison of datas collated in the 1990s and 2014.Such as," From the 1990 GHI to the 2014 GHI, 26 countries reduced their scores by 50 percent or more. In terms of absolute progress, comparing the 1990 GHI and the 2014 GHI, Angola, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chad, Ghana, Malawi, Niger, Rwanda, Thailand, and Vietnam saw the biggest improvements in scores."

As a conclusion , we can say that LDCs suffer the most in GHI compared to DCs. Even though there are changes, such as LDCs catching up over the years with the DCs we can say that only certain LDCs are progressing well.Eg.China has been over-feeding their children , parents, and especially grandparents who still subscribe to the belief that "a chubby child is a healthy child," are overfeeding children so much that obesity is becoming a problem among China's youngest generation.

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DCs on the other hand...

Food wastage

DCs waste a lot of food compared to LDCs. The amount of wasted food per capita is increasing from 95 to 115 kg.Whereas for LDCs it is only compared to 6 to 11kg.Food wastage affects a country as it contributes to additional ways that puts more strain on land fields.

Singapore is an example of this situation.

Food are often waste from business practices because it "occurs in food stalls and restaurants when staff and chefs are not properly trained or managed resulting in badly cooked food, or when chefs don’t see the need to cook less and save money for the boss. In addition, improper inventory management where chefs order more instead of less to play safe, also results in food wastage.

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Excessive of food consumption cause people to be overweight.People who diet often engage in physical exercise.

Causes of dieting

Health benefits - Dieting is the practice of eating food in a regulated and supervised fashion to decrease, maintain, or increase body weight. Dieting is often used in combination with physical exercise to lose weight, commonly in those who are overweight or obese. Some people, however, follow a diet to gain weight (usually in the form of muscle). Diets can also be used to maintain a stable body weight.

to stay away from all sorts of health problems.


- Iron-deficiency anaemia which is the number of red blood cells is reduced

to insufficient food intake.