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REPORT: 'Unravelling the Food-Health Nexus: Addressing practices, political economy and power relations to build healthier food systems'


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Read the full report.                                   "Healthier Food Systems"                        Questioning the Food and 
Read the Executive Summary.                                                                                           Farming Research Agenda

IPES-Food published its second thematic report in October 2017, identifying the many impacts of food systems on human health. 

• The report reviews the latest evidence on the whole range of health impacts associated with food systems around the world to provide a full picture.

• The multiple, interconnected pathways that generate health impacts and the practices they trace back to are identified.

• The report examines the political economy of food systems: why evidence gaps persist, why negative impacts are systematically reproduced, and why certain problems are not politically prioritized.

The paper, commissioned by the Global Alliance for the Future of Food, is intended to complement the work being undertaken to capture the true costs and benefits of food systems under the TEEBAgriFood project (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Agriculture and Food).

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Lead author Cecilia Rocha gave insights into some of the key findings in a presentation at the EAT Stockholm Forum (June 2017)


FoodTank Article 
"A Healthier debate is the key to healthier food systems."
An interview with Nick Jacobs of IPES-Food. Food Tank.

For Whom Questioning the FoodFarming Research Agenda 
For Whom? Questioning the Food and Farming Research Agenda.
by Food Ethics Council. 
Including IPES-Food Article "Industry-sponsored science is clouding
the picture of how food systems impact health." Page 36.