Population: Less & Less for More & More

Will Latin America's burgeoning population, as Pope Paul VI put it, find "enough bread at the banquet of life" in the future? Not unless a near miracle takes place, reports the United Nations' Food and Agricultural Organization. In the 13 Latin American countries on which the FAO keeps figures, a minimum intake of 2,200 calories a day is met in only eight—Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Peru, Chile, Mexico, Paraguay and Uruguay. In the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador and Guatemala, the average is fewer than 2,200 calories per day v. a U.S....

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