You might not think of the snacks you buy as campers snacks, but that’s exactly what you’re getting these days.
In 2017, India has recorded the highest number of deaths of all countries in the world due to food poisoning.
As we reported in March, nearly 5,000 people died in India last year due to what’s commonly known as food poisoning, or the poisoning of people from contaminated food.
So what’s going on?
Is it simply a matter of people eating too much?
This is something else.
What’s going wrong?
Campers and people from all walks of life have been drinking alcohol, which is what is responsible for most of the food poisoning deaths in India.
People from rural areas drink more than people from urban areas and cities.
But the drinking habits of Indians, as well as the drinking of other people in general, are changing.
According to the National Sample Survey Office, the proportion of Indians drinking alcohol increased from 14.3 per cent in 2013 to 15.7 per cent last year.
In 2016, people in rural areas drank an average of 5.6 litres of alcohol per day while people in urban areas drank 6.2 litres per day.
As the percentage of people drinking alcohol has increased in India, people are also consuming more food.
This means that, at the same time, they’re eating more than they were before.
According a recent report, the number of people who consumed more than 10 servings of food per day in 2016 increased by 30 per cent compared to 2015.
And while the numbers of people consuming food increased by more than the amount of calories they were eating, the amount people consumed on their own varied from place to place.
For example, the percentage consumption of fruit and vegetables in urban centres was much higher than in rural centres.
What we do know is that India has a very high rate of food poisoning in India and it’s the result of a lot of factors.
For instance, a 2015 study by the World Health Organization showed that over one million Indians died of food-borne illnesses in 2017.
This was just in rural India, where more than one in three deaths occurred.
A similar study from the World Bank showed that one in four deaths in rural and underprivileged areas occurred in rural communities.
The report also found that a lot more people die of food related diseases in India than the rest of the world.
So, we need to be more aware of the different ways in which we’re consuming food, and the different types of food.
But, it doesn’t mean that we can’t make changes to how we eat, and make sure that we’re eating in a healthy way.