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New global food table: Europe feasts while Africa fasts

Oxfam has published the 'Good Enough to Eat'index, a global snapshot of 125 countries indicating the best and worst places to eat.

It reveals the different challenges that people face depending on where they live. According to the index, three northern European countries enjoy the planet's cheapest and healthiest diest, while three African countries have the worst.

The Netherlands is the best food performer in the global food table followed closely by France and Switzerland while at the other end, Chad is 125th in the rankings, below Ethiopia and Angola.

In fact, European countries occupy all but one of the top 20 places in the index the 8th place being jointly occupied by Australia while African countries make up 26 of the bottom 30 countries in a food-based snapshot of global inequality.

The other four countries at the foot of the table are Laos, Bangladesh, Pakistan and India.