To start the New Year, an engaging article proposing that enough food is produced to feed a growing global population when focusing on calories, but a shift is needed to consider the nutrient density of foods, particularly considering the growth of diet related diseases related to over-consumption of carbohydrates and micronutrient deficiencies.
As the article says, “we must shift our emphasis from food security to nutrition security. A major effort must be made to increase the productivity — the yield per hectare — of nutrient-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and beans. By enhancing their productivity, we’ll make them more available and affordable. And we’ll see the benefits in a diminished obesity crisis and fewer victims of micronutrient deficiencies”.