Lack of healthy food on the one hand and excessive consumption and food wastage on the other are harming the planet.
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06.01.2020

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The number of undernourished people is increasing world-wide, which is why a team of scientists have called for a global concentration of scientific research, more research funding and an international committee on food security and agriculture that would prepare political decisions.

There are more and more undernourished people throughout the world, and over two billion people are suffering from an insufficient supply of micro-nutrients. Infant mortality rates are unacceptably high. Against this background, academic efforts to tackle the issue have to be concentrated, and an international committee for food security and agriculture that would prepare political decisions is required, maintain Joachim von Braun of Bonn University/Germany, Robin Fears of the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) and Volker ter Meulen, President of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) in the specialist journal Science Advances.

The researchers explain that a lack of healthy food and poorly managed agricultural systems on the one hand and excessive consumption and wasting of food on the other are harming the planet and represent “an unprecedented threat to global food security”. Leading politicians world-wide have already begun to recognise the challenges, they say.

Academies of science, medicine and technology recently joined forces in the global InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) network.

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