I would like to reassure those in the world who are dying of hunger: here, we eat for you. Michel Coluche

French comedian Coluche made this ironic statement in 1986. Three decades later, this quotation really needs to be updated, as the situation has become even worse. We, the privileged, waste ever-increasing quantities of food, while in our faces but beyond our perception, others are dying of hunger.



The counter on the left counts the number of people who die of hunger. On the right is the number of tonnes of food that are wasted. The counters use data from the World Counters website and display it in real time. The difference in the counter values is caused by the differences in the time zones ("World Counter" server location USA East Coast). The data published in The World Counts comes from many organisations and research institutes.