Quiz on SDG 2 - Zero Hunger - Part 2

How well do you know the facts related to Hunger?

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Q. 1 A South Sudanese cannot afford a simple bean stew. How much of his income does a New Yorker have to spend on this meal?

Answer Detail: A New Yorker pays 0.6 percent of his daily income for a bean stew - a South Sudanese cannot afford the meal at all.

Q. 2 One of the most blatant crimes committed by the Germans during the Second World War is the extermination of 1.1 million people by starvation. Which city had to suffer the almost two and a half year starvation blockade?

Answer Detail: For almost two and a half years, the German Wehrmacht shut down the northern Russian city of Leningrad between September 1942 and January 1944. Over a million people die. Hitler personally ordered the blockade; he did not want to feed the 2.5 million inhabitants. The Nazi regime accepts the cruel starvation of the Leningraders.

Q. 3 Which statement is true?

Answer Detail: There are more overweight people than undernourished people. On the one hand, this is due to the decline in malnutrition, but on the other hand, it also shows that obesity problems are increasing in many countries.

Q. 4 Is speculation in staple foods allowed on the stock exchange?

Answer Detail: There is speculation on the stock exchange with staple foods, but the new EU Financial Markets Directive aims to curb food speculation. However, the Commission's proposal for concrete implementation rules is far too weak and meets with widespread protest.

Q. 5 821 million people go hungry. In addition, two billion people are affected by ’hidden hunger’. What does this mean?

Answer Detail: We speak of hidden or concealed hunger when carbohydrates are present in sufficient quantities but other important nutrients are missing. This can lead to serious deficiency symptoms. With hidden hunger, important vitamins and nutrients are insufficiently available.

Q. 6 With which project is the Slow Food initiative fighting hunger and land grabbing on the African continent?

Answer Detail: By planting 10,000 good, clean and fair gardens in African schools and villages, young people are learning about the importance of food biodiversity and access to fresh and healthy food.