Food Systems and Diets: Facing the Challenges of the 21st Century
This report is a call to action for world leaders and their governments, advocating for political leadership and commitment that will reshape the global food system for nutrition. This will require governments, civil society, the media, business and research to think well beyond agriculture and considering the many processes and activities involved in food production, processing, storage, transportation, trade, transformation, and retailing. It will also compel stakeholders to look across both food system objectives and broader goals and constraints including their potential impacts on the environment. The report calls for effective evidence-based policy making to be supported by use of appropriate analytical tools, and for non-business stakeholders to work harder with business stakeholders to find innovative solutions to providing food that is nutritious, safe and affordable, especially to those on lower incomes — a change in mindset, and a fundamental shift in approach.