While we eat, we waste a hell lot of food and then our mother says don’t waste this much food there are many in this world who can’t afford this food and dying because of hunger and guess what? we simply ignore her words because we think she is only saying these words to let me eat it’s not true at all or maybe we don’t think at all. But the truth is that there are many people in this world who are really dying because of hunger.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the calculated amount of nutritious food wastage is at 1.3 billion tons that would be annual direct economic loss amounting to 750 million US dollars. There is already so much hunger being experienced in different parts of this world, wasting food as much as this is a sacrilege.
A country, where a huge number of people survive on a less than the US $2 daily budget, fruits, and other basic food are just like a good dream. They don’t have to buy these nutritious food items so they are forced to depend upon mud cookies for survival.
Haitian women buy dirt from local markets to make cookies.
They make cookies by mixing salt, vegetable oil, and dirt.
Then These are then made into cookies and laid out in the sun to dry.
Haitian doctors warned that depending on the cookies for sustenance risks malnutrition.
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Apart from aesthetic reasons, eating these mud cookies can have adverse effects on health, experts say. Aside from the risk of acquiring soil-transmitted helminths or bacteria, people relying on mud cookies for survival also run the risk of malnutrition.