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Sunday 23 July 2017

Ireland ranked eighth in world as place to eat

Ireland has good access to food and safe drinking water.
Ireland has good access to food and safe drinking water.
Aideen Sheehan

Aideen Sheehan

IRELAND is ranked eighth in the world as a place to eat according to an Oxfam survey which ranks countries according to their diet, food quality, prices and disease levels.

Although Ireland was outside the top 10 for food affordability, it was ranked among the best in the world for access to safe water and having enough food to eat.

Ireland had no issue with undernourishment or underweight children, but fell down when it came to obesity and diabetes levels. It also scored well behind many other western European countries when it came to nutritional diversity.

When food prices were compared to those for other goods and services it was ranked 11th.

Oxfam used data from the World Health Organisation and other international agencies to rank 125 countries on a range of food related measures.

The Netherlands came out top for having a decent diet at affordable prices. Chad was ranked as having the worst diet.

Irish Independent

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