'Each Briton uses on average around twenty times as many
resources as each person in the Third World '
(The NI, September 1992)
'People in the richest countries in the North eat
on average 30-40% more calories than they
(G Lean, Atlas of the Environment, Arrow 1991 )
According to a recent study by the lndira Ghandi The Economist, 5/1/91 Institute of Development Research in New Delhi, the developed countries, whilst representing only 24% of the world's population, account for 48% to 72% of the global consumption of commodities which satisfy basic needs, such as cereals, meat and milk
Each horizontal band of this 'champagne glass' diagram represents an equal fifth of the world's population.
"Nearly 80% of the world's population live in developing countries
Their share of world trade is only 17%"
(World Bank, World Development Report, OUP 1991)
"Thirty-six thousand young children die every day (one every 2 4
seconds) as a result of poverty -
(UNESCO Sources, no 25,1991)