Never can you go wrong with AC/DC. Ever. Anyway, after a brief ("brief" means really long, right?) hiatus, we bring you once again your Free Political Talking Points. Now with more political talky goodness. It's a veritable feast of facts and figures for you to use.
Enjoy our first course, Free Political Talking Points on Nutrition and Hunger... Because It's Closer Than You Think:
-- Current world population: nearly 7 billion. Number of undernourished people in the world: more than 1 billion. Number of overweight people in the world 1.1 billion. Number of obese people: nearly 350 million.-- Number of people who died of starvation today in the world: 24,135 -- Pregnant women, new mothers who breastfeed infants, and children are among the most at risk of undernourishment. The numbers get worse, not better.
-- Age of Chauntasia Gardner when she starved to death in Lakeland this week: 5 months old. She weighed 6 pounds.-- Undernutrition contributes to 53 percent of the 9.7 million deaths of children under five each year in developing countries. This means that one child dies every six seconds from malnutrition and related causes. More than 70 percent of the world's 146 million underweight children under age five years live in just 10 countries, with more than 50 per cent located in South Asia alone.
-- Did you think it could happen in the Tampa Bay area?-- In 2004, nonchocolate nonseasonal candy generated more than $2 billion in sales. Chocolate seasonal and non-seasonal was double that.
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Cross-posted at the Florida Progressive Coalition