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Food, nutrition security in India, China vital

It needs proper emphasis, as no country can reach its full potential if the bodies and minds of its youth are stunted because of lack of nutrients.

Obesity has now become a global problem. But in India, the situation has improved. A decade ago, 42.5 per cent of all children below five were underweight. Now it is 29.4 per cent. There are of course wide variations over the country.

GLOBAL food and nutrition security is an important issue to consider, both for now and also for 2050 when the world population is likely to reach 9.6 billion from 7.3 billion at present. This means enough nutritious food should be available for an additional 2.3 billion people within the next 35...

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