Some of the gratest famines in Europe
The 1693-1694 famine in France that killed about 1.3 million people (6% of the total population).
The 1708-1709 “Big Winter” in France with a 0.6 million death toll.
The Great Finnish Famine of 1868 with 0.1 million victims (5.5% of the population).
The Great Potato Famine of 1846-1852 which killed 1 million Irish.
There are countries where there is a huge surplus of food grains while other countries are experiencing an acute shortage of food; food is wasted and goes down the drain by the tones daily in some countries while at the same time, some countries have people who cannot even scrap together a single square meal a day.
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