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Gates: Good Food is Good Business

December 12th, 2018

“Nutritious food is not always available and available food is not always nutritious.” The recent report “Good food is good business” of the Gates Foundation and the Institute for the Future explores opportunities for food business, based on emerging trends and technologies, to create more affordable, accessible, appealing and nutritious food for lower-income consumers over the next decade.

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Food systems and children

December 12th, 2018

Choices has been invited to attend a high-level consultation by UNICEF on ‘food systems and children’. In their strategic plan 2020-2030, UNICEF wants to bring ´healthy food based diets to the core of their activities’. Three important developments cause the need of re-thinking food for children in developing countries: the double burden of malnutrition, the upcoming food systems approach and urbanization (already more than 50% of the global population lives in cities nowadays).

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Working group to eliminate trans fatty acids in Nigerian population

December 12th, 2018

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) set up a Technical Working Group, TWG, to eliminate or drastically reduce trans fatty acids in food supply chains in order to improve the cardiovascular health of Nigerians. The establishment of the TWG goes hand in hand with the call of the WHO at the 2018 World Health Assembly in Geneva, for countries to eliminate industrially-produced trans-fatty acids (TFAs) from the global food supply. Trans fatty acids are a major culprit in the causation of many of the heart-related deaths. For example sudden death syndrome, which had taken a serious toll on Nigerians.

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