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A food systems approach to policy for health and sustainability

The UK’s Global Food Security programme has published a think piece that argues for a systemic approach to food sustainability and health by governments and businesses. The report argues that the whole food system must be examined to identify the root causes of problems before policies are designed.

For example, subsidies could be directed toward nutrient-rich rather than energy-rich products, public procurement should set minimum standards for sustainability and health, and obesogenic food environments should be tackled.

Read more here. See also the Foodsource resource How might these challenges be addressed?

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