Navigation Links
For Bangladeshis, a Nutritious Diet Would Cost 1,700 Pounds Per Week

New research by the British charity Save the Children, shows that if a Bangladeshi family wanted to eat a simple nutritious diet , they would have to spend three times their salary on food.

According to official estimates reported by The Independent, this would amount to a 1,700 pound bill at the supermarket each week.

The research calculated how much a healthy diet, based on local produce and allowing for seasonal factors such as flooding or lean seasons, would cost in four impoverished countries and then worked it out as a proportion of the average national income. The ratios were multiplied by the average British income to cast it in terms with which British consumers could identify.

"What's new here is that for the first time we are quantifying the gap between income and having a good diet," said Costanza de Toma, Save the Children's hunger advocacy adviser.

The results explode the myth that low incomes are enough to survive on in the developing world because things are cheaper, and transform the standard "dollar a day" poverty formula into mathematics that hits home.

Save the Children also looked at Ethiopia, where families need the equivalent of 677 pounds a week to feed themselves; Tanzania where it's 593 pounds and Burma where people need 584 pounds.

Researchers found that in Bangladesh, almost eight in 10 of the poorest families in the village under study could not afford the lowest nutritional diet, put together from local foodstuffs like rice and lentils.

While the current situation is bleak, the future could be much worse as agricultural commodity prices surge around the world. Cereal prices are at a 10-year high, a combination of poor harvests in some climate-affected countries and the switch to growing crops for biofuels in others. And rice prices have been steadily creeping upwards too.

A joint report from the UN and the OECD yesterday warne d that high commodities prices could last over the next decade, predicting grains would rise by as much as 50 per cent between now and 2016.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Nutritious Beverages to be Sold in School
2. Natural Milk Protein Could Lead to Super Nutritious Foods
3. Nutritious Diet Help Improve Childrens Academic Performance
4. Patients Pressure Would Result In Overprescription
5. Smallpox Would Spread Rapidly
6. Legalization Of Euthanasia Would Not Affect Patient’s Trus
7. Stem Cell Bank In UK Would Require 150 Embryo-Derived Stem Cell Lines
8. UN Fears Melting Of Ice Would Concentrate Toxins in the Chinese Water Supply
9. Early Detection Of Primary Liver Cancer Would Save Millions Of Lives
10. NHS Trust Would Soon Take On The Hospital Superbug
11. 60 Million People Would Die Due To NCD In India
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn ... specific project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand ... all within Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (PRWEB) , ... June 25, ... ... to helping both athletes and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented ... for the Oklahoma City area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... A recent article published June 14 on E ... goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking to undergo not ... as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, Beverly Hills Physicians ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, ... at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his ... it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say he was going to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda ... orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including ... accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)...  Collagen Matrix, Inc., ("Collagen Matrix") the driving ... collagen and mineral based medical devices for tissue ... Messer has joined the company as Vice ... growing portfolio of oral surgery, neurosurgery, orthopaedic and ... the Collagen Matrix executive team as an accomplished ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016 The Academy of Managed ... recommendations that would allow biopharmaceutical companies to more ... that make formulary and coverage decisions, a move that ... new medicines. The recommendations address restrictions in ... on the drug label, a prohibition that hinders decision ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... --  Pulmatrix, Inc ., (NASDAQ: PULM ), ... today that it was added to the Russell Microcap ... set of U.S. and global equity indexes on June ... for Pulmatrix," said Chief Executive Officer Robert Clarke ... in developing drugs for crucial unmet medical needs, and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: