The world Hunger Map was announced by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 2010. It is a map in which those countries with undernourished populations are colour-coded according to percentage; 5–35% or more. This is a reality which all human beings are now facing: the fact that a large proportion of humanity is living close to starvation.

If we turn our attention simultaneously to a map of “Human-induced soil degradation” (released by the FAO in 2008), one thing becomes very clear and that is the fact that most of those areas showing up as a colour other than green (green ...


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