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Keeping tabs on the world's food

(article, Culinate staff)

Worldometers delights and face-smacks at the same time. Scroll down, past the population counters — in real time — past the government-and-economics, society-and-media, and environment sections, to food. Here you can watch as the count rises for 

 tons of food produced
 undernourished people
* obese people

and more. Perhaps most fascinating is the huge amount of money spent on weight-loss programs in the United States (which includes so-called "diet foods"): $29 billion so far this year. And counting.