Thomson Reuters Foundation Examines Various Aspects Of Global Burden Of Disease Report’s Latest Data On Nutrition

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Death by diet: the race to transform the world’s bad food habits
“…Data show one in five deaths worldwide in 2017 was linked to unhealthy diets in both poor and rich countries as burgers and soda replaced traditional diets and a warming planet impacted the variety of crops grown. The Global Burden of Disease study by the U.S.-based Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation said unhealthy eating is killing 11 million people a year, up from 8 million in 1990 — while smoking kills about 8 million people a year…” (Win et al., 4/29).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Beyond rations: food aid struggles to adapt to modern crises
“…Although awareness about malnutrition has increased in the last few decades, aid agencies still struggle to provide a balanced diet in poor, remote places, said several nutrition advisers for international charities. With U.N. figures showing wars, persecution, and other violence have driven a record 68.5 million people from their homes, more people than ever are dependent on food aid — and for longer periods, making it critical for rations to be nutritious…” (Peyton, 4/30).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Food firms globally whip up wacky ways to battle bad diets
“…Around the globe, worries about human health, animal welfare and the environment are driving food firms to find wacky ways to keep people’s weight down and diseases at bay. For poor diet has overtaken smoking as the world’s biggest killer, according to the latest Global Burden of Disease study, causing 20 percent of deaths globally in 2017…” (Banerji/Win, 4/30).

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