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I tried to post this in the Activism forum, but somehow it got lost or something...

My son is doing an independant-study project on world hunger. (He gets out of taking Social Studies next school term in exchange for doing this project.)

Does anyone know of a website that gives the breakdown of the object lesson involving several people, some food, and some water? (The resources are distributed in the same percentages as they are globally. Some people have lots of resources, some few, some none at all.) It makes a big impact, and he wants to use it as part of his oral presentation, but for the life of me I can't find it anywhere.

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I know which one you're talking about....like, if there were 100 apples in the whole world or something, america would have 50, england would have 10, etc.

I'll try to see if I can find it.

ETA: found this statistic "We have about 50 percent of the world's wealth but only 6.3 percent of its population," from http://www.harpers.org/TheOilWeEat.html

Also: " Europe is home to 7 percent of the world's population but uses 20 percent of the world's food, fibers, energy, and waste absorption capabilities, says a newly released report by the Global Footprint Network and the WorldWide Fund for Nature" from http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1:1357...fid=ency_botnm

PS: I think that unless someone has this graphic or statistic lying around, you might want to go to the library and ask the ref desk. They will be more than happy to search for you, and they know little tricks to find things. I just gotta pimp out the library because my hubby is deeply involved in library technology and he always laments how more people don't use the library's resources.
 
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