Experts Call For More Global Action On Healthy Diets, Sustainable Food Systems
BMJ Opinion: Urgent call for human rights guidance on diets and food systems
Kent Buse, chief of strategic policy directions at UNAIDS, and colleagues discuss the importance of healthy diets and sustainable food systems. The authors write, “Earlier this year, the Lancet Commission on Obesity called for ‘a radical rethink of business models, food systems, civil society involvement, and national and international governance’ to address the interlinked crises of obesity, undernutrition, and climate change. We agree, and suggest that international human rights law, institutions, and mechanisms provide important opportunities for norm setting, advocacy and accountability which are currently underutilized” (10/30).