A sustainable food system has to help eradicate hunger and malnutrition. Today, despite producing more food than ever before, 690 million people are still hungry and nearly 2 billion are overweight or obese, contributing to the increasing incidence of diet-related illnesses. People’s health suffers from unhealthy eating, often because they do not have access to adequate and acceptable food.
Furthermore, climate change hinders food production as a result of extreme weather conditions. And in turn, our food systems are part of the problem: 29% of greenhouse gas emissions come from the food supply chain.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown deficiencies in our food systems that threaten the lives and livelihoods of people around the world. Therefore, it is essential to improve food systems to build a sustainable future.
Meat of animal origin is essential to feed humans, because it contributes to their physical and mental development.
The UN Food Systems Summit on 23 September lays the foundation for the transformation of global food systems and will chart a path where good food is affordable and accessible and produced in a way that protects the planet.