Nutrition

Diets are the great equaliser. Depending on who you are, where you live and the amount of resources at your disposal, diets can either hinder or promote human and environmental health. Overall, diets are changing for…

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Nutrition

A healthy and diversified diet is the best antidote against hidden hunger. But by no means everyone can afford such a

diet – quite apart from the fact that there is no uniform definition of it. Our author shows what…

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Nutrition

In 2019, the EAT-Lancet commission launched a thought-provoking report proposing the “planetary health diet”. The

idea was to formulate a diet that is both healthy and environmentally benign in terms of limiting…

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Nutrition

Many low- and middle-income countries are confronted with the phenomenon of nutrition transition. Using developments

in Cambodia as an example, our authors demonstrate the consequences this has for people’s health and…

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Nutrition

A multicausal problem like malnutrition cannot be sustainably solved by a one-sector approach. This is why the Ministries of Agriculture and Health agreed to join forces in Kenya. Rural 21 talked to Jane Wambugu Wanjiru,…

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Nutrition

Just like in many other countries, the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the weaknesses of the food system in Namibia.

And it has shown that the multifaceted causes of malnutrition can only be tackled by coordinated…

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Nutrition

‘Traditional’ vegetables are crops that are grown in their region of origin or were introduced many generations ago. They are generally sturdier and more nutritious than vegetables traded globally, but tend to be…

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Nutrition

Insects are an important source of protein for many people in the Global South. From an environmental perspective, too,

they are increasingly being viewed as an alternative to conventional livestock rearing. However,…

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Nutrition

African inland fisheries are increasingly reliant on the capture of small fish species that are sundried and traded to reach

consumers often at large distances away from where they were produced. Largely unrecorded, the…

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Nutrition

Urbanisation and burgeoning middle classes in many countries are also resulting in new demands on food and nutrition. While some look forward to the availability of imported processed food, others are seeking healthy…

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