SCIENCE ADVICE FOR POLICY
BY EUROPEAN ACADEMIES

EASAC report calls for urgent action on food and nutrition

European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) published a report on 5 December 2017 titled Opportunities and Challenges for Research on Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture in Europe. It calls for urgent action on food and nutrition.

This thorough analysis has implications for policy-makers working on food, nutrition, health, the environment, climate change, and agriculture. Combating malnutrition in all its forms – undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies as well as overweight and obesity – is a problem faced by all countries.

The report is a part of a global project led by the InterAcademy Partnership and will be joined by three complementary reports focusing on the Americas, Africa, and Asia which will be published in the first quarter of 2018. This global project has been supported by 130 science academies around the globe in an unprecedented effort to bring together the latest knowledge on the future of food, health, and the environment. The global comparative report will be published in mid-2018. The IAP project is distinctive and adds value to the large body of work already undertaken by many other groups.

Download the press release.

Download the full report.

For further information visit EASAC’s website.

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