Current food systems – including the production, processing, transport, marketing and consumption of food – are driving poor diets, impacting people’s health, and damaging the environment and economies.
- Food systems currently produce between 20 and 35% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.
- Poor diet is having health impacts in every country and is now the leading driver of non-communicable diseases, such as obesity, heart attack, stroke and diabetes, worldwide.
- Malnutrition – including undernutrition, nutritional deficiencies and obesity – could cost society up to $3.5 trillion per year.
Shifting towards food systems that do not add to climate change can also support healthier diets and significantly reduce premature deaths worldwide.