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[Published: Tuesday June 11 2019]

 Future food systems centre stage at Rome symposium

 
ROME, 11 June. - (ANA) - The food systems of the future must deliver healthy and quality food for all, while preserving the environment, the UN agriculture chief said on Monday, kicking off an international Future of Food symposium in Rome.
 
José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization, (FAO), called for a transformation of food systems to improve people's diets.
 
"We need to change our focus from producing more food to producing more healthy food," he asserted.
 
Moreover, hunger is no longer the only major nutrition problem facing humanity. Currently over two billion adults are overweight, some 670 million of whom are obese. It is estimated that the number of obese people in the world will very soon overtake the number suffering from hunger, which currently accounts for about 820 million.
 
“The whole food system needs to be readdressed," Mr. da Silva spelled out.  - (ANA) -
 
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