Poor Diets, Food Waste Threaten Health Worldwide, U.N. Report Says, Provides Policy Actions

U.N. News: Poor diets threaten health more than malaria, tuberculosis, measles — new U.N. report
“With one-in-five deaths associated with poor-quality diets, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) issued a co-authored report on Wednesday, urging policymakers to reduce food loss and waste, to improve access to nutritious and healthy food. The report, titled ‘Preventing nutrient loss and waste across the food system: Policy actions for high-quality diets,’ concludes that regularly eating poor-quality food has become a greater public health threat than malaria, tuberculosis, or measles…” (11/7).

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