UN food chief roasts 'overfed' West
3/06/2008 9:51:00 PM.
UN food agency chief Jacques Diouf said today that billions of dollars are being wasted on feeding obese people in the West while millions starve around the world.
"No one understands ... how over-consumption by obese people in the world costs 20 billion dollars each year," the head of the Food and Agriculture Organisation told an international summit on the food price crisis.
On top of this, he added, there are "100 billion dollars in indirect costs resulting from premature deaths and associated diseases."