November 18, 2011 by Ender Marcano
In the opinion of Venezuelan Minister of Food Carlos Osorio, rising consumption of protein and cereals in the past few years has been crucial, thanks to government-run food distribution networks
Malnutrition in Venezuela has diminished from 7.6% in 1990 to 2.5%, Venezuelan Minister of Food Carlos Osorio reported. The official added that rising consumption of protein and cereals is one of the factors that have led to this improvement.
Within the framework of the Food Day, Osorio highlighted government's actions in the distribution of food through state-run food distribution networks.
"We are proud to celebrate days like this, because thanks to government food distribution networks such as Mercal and Pdval or the Bicentenario supermarkets, people have access to products at fair prices," the minister said in a broadcast aired by state-run TV network VTV.