A few weeks ago, I wrote about how overconsumption, misuse of resources and waste are leaving some people obese, while others have very little to eat.  Oxfam has just released an interesting infographic, to go alongside the first index of this kind, which shows broadly how each country eats at the global table.

European countries take up the entire top twenty, with The Netherlands, France and Switzerland making up the top three for overall food quality, affordability and availability.  Angola and Zimbabwe endure the most volatile and uncertain food prices, while the United States enjoys the cheapest and most stable.  Chad in middle Africa was found to be worst off overall.

There is another enlightening interactive graph on the Oxfam Food Index website which ranks each country according to their overall score, whether people have enough to eat, affordability, food quality and diabetes and obesity.  Click through to see how your country ranks on these issues.

Shannon Roberts

Shannon Roberts is co-editor of MercatorNet's blog on population issues, Demography is Destiny. While she has a background as a barrister, writing has been a life-long passion and she has contributed...