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06/07/2017

Poor diets are responsible for more deaths than drug trafficking in Latin America

Julio Berdegué, FAO Assistant-Director General, has stated that the effects of malnutrition and the excess of unhealthy products are the main causes.

According to Julio Berdegué, Assistant-Director General of the Food and Agriculture Association of the United Nations (FAO), "poor diets are responsible for more deaths than drug trafficking and organized crime," in Latin America, considering the effects of malnutrition as well as the excess of unhealthy products.

Berdegué pointed out in an interview with EfeAgro that although solving the problem of hunger continues to be a priority in this part of the world, at the same time, issues of the population becoming increasingly overweight and obese, in addition to heart disease caused by unhealthy eating habits, has worsened in recent years.

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