Has the portion of the world's population that is undernourished risen or declined since 2000?
Contrary to the predictions of scholars who claimed that population growth would lead to mass starvation, the portion of the world's population that is undernourished declined from 14.8% in 2000 to 10.7% in 2015. During this period, global population increased by 20%. Likewise, global population increased by 36% from 1992 to 2016, while the average number of calories needed to lift all the undernourished people of the world out of that condition decreased from 172 to 88 calories per person. In 2017, the United Nations reported: "With the increases in food supply in recent decades, the world now produces more than enough food to satisfy the dietary needs of the entire global population."
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