We’re big fans of infographics because, as any first grader knows, sometimes reading stuff and listening to people is hard. But even with cute cartoon faces, the statistics in this IFDC (International Fertilizer Development Center) “Hunger and Poverty by the Numbers” are are tough to swallow.


Take 30 seconds to scroll through the sobering facts about how these issues affect people on a daily basis. You can see the whole infographic on the IFDC website.


And in light of these facts, consider this: According to another IFDC infographic, one third of all the world’s food is wasted.


The good news is that this is a solvable problem, so don’t just sit there—local organizations like City Harvest and global agencies like the World Food Program alike benefit from your engagement and donations.


[via IFDC]