London: Malnutrition problems cost the world 3.5 trillion dollars, where 500 dollars are spent on every person for improving health and avoiding lost productivity, according to the United Nations (UN).The UN report said that malnutrition, including obesity and under-nourishment problems have been raised to `unacceptably high` levels.Stating that presently a third of food produced for human consumption is wasted, the U.N. has called for a concerted global campaign to cut food waste.Director general of the UN`s Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) Graziano da Silva has said that malnutrition in all its forms costs the society in both human and economic terms, adding that complete eradication of hunger and malnutrition is the need of the hour.
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