One response to “Five ways to tackle disastrous diets”

  1. Alex Otho

    The UN special rapporteur on the right to food says that one of the five key priorities for improving nutrition across the world is to support local food production so that consumers have access to fresh and healthy food. We know that the transport sector accounts for approximately 15% of overall greenhouse gas emissions. A recent article in Nature states that almost a third of threats to animal species around the world stem from damage to biodiversity caused by trade to meet the demands of richer nations.

    Why then do the World Trade Organization and various United Nations agencies continue to promote trade – particularly the trade in food commodities – as a way for developing countries to prosper?

    It looks to me as though rich consumers in the North are getting cheap food at the expense of the rest of the planet and of future generations!