The Unhealthiest Food in the World: Madagascar
When it comes to unhealthy food, Madagascar takes the cake. According to a recent report, Madagascar had the worst score in terms of food quality. An average of 79% of people’s consumption is derived from nutrient-poor cereals, roots and tubers, compared to a global average of 47%. It also tied with India in the third worst position for undernourishment levels.
The country’s poor diet is largely due to its lack of access to nutritious food. Madagascar is a low-income country, and its citizens are unable to afford the healthy food options that are available in other countries. This has resulted in a population that is largely malnourished and underweight.
The country’s food system is also plagued by a lack of infrastructure. The country’s roads are in poor condition, making it difficult to transport food from rural areas to urban centers. Additionally, the country has limited access to clean water, which is essential for proper nutrition.
The government of Madagascar has taken steps to address the country’s food insecurity. In 2014, the government launched a five-year plan to improve food security and nutrition. The plan includes initiatives such as increasing access to nutritious food, improving the country’s infrastructure, and strengthening the country’s agricultural sector.
Despite these efforts, Madagascar still has a long way to go in terms of improving its food system. Until the country can provide its citizens with access to nutritious food, it will remain one of the unhealthiest countries in the world.