Understanding Urban Consumption Will Be Critical in Transforming Food Systems

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Understanding Urban Consumption Will Be Critical in Transforming Food Systems

by Emeline Fellus, Programme Manager at FReSH

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The links between the environmental and health impacts of our food are becoming ever more apparent. Intensive production and consumption has increased the availability of food, but it has also given rise to land degradation, climate change, water scarcity, and an epidemic of obesity.

Tackling these connections between ecological health  and public health is crucial to transforming global food systems. But with much of the world transitioning to Western, meat-rich, processed diets, and so many trade-offs between health and environment, how can a shared understanding of sustainable, healthy, and environmentally beneficial food be reached?

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