Preventing nutrient loss and waste across the food system: policy actions for high-quality diets

With one in five deaths associated with poor-quality diets, a policy brief urges policymakers to prioritize the reduction of food loss and waste as a way of improving people's access to nutritious and healthy food. The brief, Preventing nutrient loss and waste across the food system: Policy actions for high-quality diets, points out that poor-quality diets are now a greater public health threat than malaria, tuberculosis or measles. Meanwhile, approximately one third of all the food produced for human consumption never reaches the consumer's plate or bowl.

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