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New paper for World Food Day from Brighter Green

16 Oct, 2017
Posted in Land and Agriculture

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Chronic Disease, Changing Diets, and Sustainability: The Globalization of Western-style Eating and its Implications

To mark World Food Day 2017, Brighter Green is releasing a new discussion paper, Chronic Disease, Changing Diets, and Sustainability: The Globalization of Western-style Eating and its Implications, that illuminates the public health and environmental challenges, including for the climate, created by the rapid adoption in Africa, Asia, and Latin America of diets high in fats, sugar, processed foods, and salt. Fueled by the growth of industrial agriculture, trade agreements, marketing, and the power of “Big Food”, global plates are becoming more like those in the U.S. – and, as a result, less healthy, less sustainable, and less equitable. Five country case studies (Brazil, China, Mexico, South Africa, India) provide cautionary examples of how an increase in non-communicable diseases almost always accompanies a changing food environment.

You can read more and download the paper in a PDF file here: http://brightergreen.org/news/discussion-paper-food-environments-public-health/