Secure, safe, sustainable food systems: pre-congress workshop statement

Secure, safe, sustainable food systems: safe today, optimal for the future Workshop Statement – 2 December 2016 1. Objective: Access to diverse nutritious food is a right for all. 2. Problem/Evidence: Current systems are not sustainable and ecologically-sound 3. Solution: An integrated approach involving the whole of society is needed. 4. Audience: Planetary health community Key Points 1. Current food systems are not sustainable, and fail to provide nutritious food and good health for all. 2. We seek consensus on the transformation of food systems to address 21st Century challenges, to ensure good health for our planet and humanity. 3. We must work together as a global society to change our food systems to produce ethical, accessible and nutritious food for all. 4. This is our responsibility to ourselves, humanity and the earth. Preamble Experts from 17 countries across 6 continents representing practitioners, researchers, policy makers and community development workers gathered at the University of Sydney to communicate priority areas in nutritional and environmental health for current food systems. The following statement is intended for the audience of the One Health Eco-Health Congress as well as responsible people at all levels. The Congress delegates are invited to consider this statement and how it could be incorporated as part of a legacy statement of the Congress. Statement We believe that food provision is among the most important and complex of human responsibilities. Our current food systems have met many of the challenges of previous centuries, but have had unforeseen consequences. A disconnect between food systems and human needs has both failed to eliminate undernutrition, and resulted in epidemics of over-nutrition...

Secure, safe, sustainable food systems: pre-congress workshop statement

Secure, safe, sustainable food systems: safe today, optimal for the future Workshop Statement – 2 December 2016 1. Objective: Access to diverse nutritious food is a right for all. 2. Problem/Evidence: Current systems are not sustainable and ecologically-sound 3. Solution: An integrated approach involving the whole of society is needed. 4. Audience: Planetary health community Key Points 1. Current food systems are not sustainable, and fail to provide nutritious food and good health for all. 2. We seek consensus on the transformation of food systems to address 21st Century challenges, to ensure good health for our planet and humanity. 3. We must work together as a global society to change our food systems to produce ethical, accessible and nutritious food for all. 4. This is our responsibility to ourselves, humanity and the earth. Preamble Experts from 17 countries across 6 continents representing practitioners, researchers, policy makers and community development workers gathered at the University of Sydney to communicate priority areas in nutritional and environmental health for current food systems. The following statement is intended for the audience of the One Health Eco-Health Congress as well as responsible people at all levels. The Congress delegates are invited to consider this statement and how it could be incorporated as part of a legacy statement of the Congress. Statement We believe that food provision is among the most important and complex of human responsibilities. Our current food systems have met many of the challenges of previous centuries, but have had unforeseen consequences. A disconnect between food systems and human needs has both failed to eliminate undernutrition, and resulted in epidemics of over-nutrition...

Secure, Safe, Sustainable Food Systems

This Blog, Secure, Safe, Sustainable Food Systems is supported by the One Health EcoHealth 2016 Congress. The views expressed do not represent any official view or position of the Congress.  We are very pleased to be to able to support this Blog as a way for Congress delegates and others to be able to engage on the important themes of the Congress. We welcome and encourage dialogue and deliberation among our diverse community of researchers, policy makers and practitioners who are working towards more integrated approaches and effective responses to complex global health challenges.  We ask that people contributing to the Blog do so in the spirit of mutual trust and respect. Any offensive comments will be removed by the moderator. We express out thanks to Professor Robyn Alders for moderating the Blog. All queries about this Blog should be directed to Robyn at robyn.alders@sydney.edu.au   Secure, safe, sustainable food systems: safe today, optimal for the future Workshop Statement – 2 December 2016 1. Objective: Access to diverse nutritious food is a right for all. 2. Problem/Evidence: Current systems are not sustainable and ecologically-sound 3. Solution: An integrated approach involving the whole of society is needed. 4. Audience: Planetary health community Key Points 1. Current food systems are not sustainable, and fail to provide nutritious food and good health for all. 2. We seek consensus on the transformation of food systems to address 21st Century challenges, to ensure good health for our planet and humanity. 3. We must work together as a global society to change our food systems to produce ethical, accessible and nutritious food for all. 4. This is our...