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The future food system: the world on one plate?


Without even knowing it, you may experience food globalisation during breakfast. In the bread you eat, there may be corn that is produced in the corn belts of Canada. The orange juice you drink is probably made of oranges from Spain. And for your cup of coffee, berries may have been gathered in Africa, Asia or Latin America.  So in one meal you have probably eaten food that is produced in different regions all over the world.

Everyone eats, so everyone is involved in a food system. Countries need to analyse their food systems to identify areas for policy interventions to promote healthy diets, Dr. Anna Lartrey, Director of Nutrition at the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) told those at a recent side event of the 43rd Committee on World Food Security (CFS).

Read the full post on the CFS blog here.


Blogpost by Myriam Welvaert, #CFS43 Social Reporter – myriam.welvaert(at)

Photo courtesy “End World Hunger”

This post is part of the live coverage during the 43rd Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), a project GFAR is running in collaboration with CFS. This post is written by one of our social reporters, and represents the author’s views only. 

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