May 26th, 2015

Nutrition in the age of sustainable development

Sustainable Development

In the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), food production and food security played a central role in the battle against hunger, disease, and extreme poverty. As I wrote in the pages of the SCN News 28 in 2004, “Besides being a goal itself, nutrition is critical to achieving the other MDGs [...]. Malnutrition and hunger feed directly into ill health and poverty” (Sachs 2004, p. 7). In the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the linkages of food, nutrition, and sustainable development are even more encompassing and challenging. The global food system is not only critical for hunger, disease, and poverty, but also for environmental sustainability.
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