There are three principle kinds of malnutrition: the first derives from hunger, the second from an improper diet, and third results in obesity. Many people around the world—including millions of children—are living with one form or another.
This crisis doesn’t just affect the health of the human population, but the well-being of the entire planet, as unhealthy diets have a negative impact on the environment, natural resources and ecosystems. Human health and planetary health are profoundly interconnected: consider pesticides for example, which poison the soil, insects, the food grown with them and the people that eat that food. We can try to mitigate the impact of our food systems by transitioning to healthier, fairer, more sustainable diets, as well as their impact on the livelihoods of people with limited resources.
We’ll discuss these issues with Jessica Fanzo, Professor of Global Food Policy and Ethics at the John Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, with over 20 years of experience in the field from Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the USA. Her area of expertise is the impact of food systems in transition, becoming healthier and more sustainable from the point of view of the environmental and social justice.
The Food Talks are new and freely accessible format of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto: ten minutes for our guests to explore their thoughts on the world we live in, and the future we want for it. The full Food Talk with Jessica Fanzo will be released on October 9.
Event languages: IT, EN