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The Spotlight Report on Sustainable Development 2018 includes a chapter on the links between food, health and the environment that calls for new priorities and approaches to make food systems sustainable. The Report was launched on the opening day of the High Level Political Forum at the United Nations in New York/USA by a global coalition of civil society organisations and trade unions.

The close links between food, health and the environment are highlighted by the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-FOOD) in “Exploring new policy pathways”, the latest Spotlight Report by the Civil Society Reflection Group on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Elaborating the notion of a “food-health-environment” nexus, IPES-FOOD argues that a range of health risks in food systems are deeply entwined with climate change and degradation, while climate change itself is aggravating health impacts and affects food security and agricultural practices, which in turn contribute to climate change.

Climate change, IPES-FOOD points out, can increase the incidence of pests, parasites and microbes in various regions but may also create temperature-related changes in contamination levels. The expansion of industrial agriculture, it maintains, has driven changes in land use, increasing the risk of zoonotic diseases and exacerbating to climate change, which in turn is a major factor in land use change.

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