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Statistics

1. People who starve to death each year: 11 million

2. Overweight U. S. adults: 34 million

3. Money Americans spent eating out, 1980: $52 billion; 1990: $236 billion.

4. U. S. expenditures for overseas food aid, 1980: $1.4 billion; 1990: $1.6 billion.

5. Average calories consumed daily, North Americans: 3500; Africans: 2100

6. People who are continually hungry; Ethiopia: 20%, Sudan: 20%, Mozambique: 30-40%,

7. American adults currently on diets: 19%

U. S. News and World Report, October 21, 1991