about malnutrition & poverty :
* According to FAO
figures the number of malnourished people worldwide increased by 75
million in 2007 to an estimated total of 925 million.
* 19 million
children suffer from acute malnutrition.
* There are 2.2
billion children in the world and nearly 1 billion live in poverty.
* 10.6 million
children died in 2003 before the age of 5 - equal to the total number
of children in France, Germany, Greece & Italy combined.
* One sixth of the
world's population entered the 21st century unable to read a book or
sign their names.
One child dies
every 5 seconds from hunger related causes.
* 15 million
children a year die from hunger
* 1 billion people
in developing countries have inadequate access to water and 2.66
billion lack basic sanitation.
* The world
produces 17% more calories per person than it did 30 years ago
despite a 70% population increase.
* 11% of the
world's population does not have access to it. This, and lack of safe
sanitation, result in 1.4 million children dying from water-related
diseases every year.
* Sanitation can
be defined as access to safe, clean and effective human urine and
feces disposal facilities. Worldwide, 2.5 billion people live without
this essential service and the resulting diarrheal diseases kill
4,000 children a day.
about curry & food in Britain :
* Britons spend an
average of £35 per head of the total population each year on
* Expenditure on
food and drink increased 8.6% 2004-2007.
* 23 million
people in Britain eat out more than once each year.
* There are
between 9000-9500 Indian restaurants (Indian, Bangladeshi, Pakistani,
Sri Lankan) in UK.
restaurant sector provides around 170 million meals a year,
sufficient for nearly 3 meals per person of the population.
* The first curry
restaurant in Britain opened in London in 1809.
* Over £30 bn
will be spent in restaurant curry sector 2008 to 2022.
* In 2006 the
estimated value of the Indian food market stood at £493.8
million. (Mintel) UK Indian foods market will grow by an estimated 6%
to reach a value of £524.6 million at current prices by 2011.(Mintel)
* The annual
turnover of the Indian restaurant industry including drink is approx