By Emily Lynch and Sarah Aguilera
The second graph, permanent crops, is also very different between the Philippines and the United States. A permanent crop is when a crop can grow for a long time without having to be replanted. This would more benefit the Philippines than the US because there is more extreme weather conditions and natural disasters ( such as typhoons and volcanic eruptions) where the Philippines is located in Southeast Asia. Therefore, it would be rather beneficial for the Filipino's to have plants they could not worry about and stress over on top of everything else on their minds. In the US, since not the majority of people are farmers, people do not need to farm for their survival since it is not a country stricken with poverty.
Finally, the third graph is of the percentage of under weight children. If you look below, you will see a bright pink bar next to a microscopic orange one. The bright pink one is the Philippines and the orange one is the US. Since there is not an abundant supply of nutritious food in the Philippines, most of it goes to the people who need it the most, the hungry or the elderly. Most people would not think to give it to their children first. This is sad but true. Almost 25% of the Filipino children are severely underweight and in need of healthy foods. But, the US is the complete opposite. Just over 1% of the American Children are severely underweight. This means that most of them are provided with the right amount of food in order to survive.
Urbanization is the amount of people and businesses in one spot. This is also known as a large town or city.
Permanent Crops is when a crop is grown for multiple seasons instead of being replanted and harvested every season.
The amount of underweight children is clearly a larger problem is the Philippines rather then the US. This is when children are not getting the right amount of nutrients and other essentials they need to survive.
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