Scherm­afbeelding 2024-03-06 om 20.48.41

Health and environmental agendas are not always aligned with the current dietary recommendations. For example, in affluent countries, the recommended amount of meat consumption is significantly less than current consumption levels. People are encouraged to eat more vegetables, fruits, wholegrain, low-fat dairy products, and omega-rich seafood. However, they instead consume more hyper-processed foods containing hidden levels of sugar, sodium, transfat, and highly refined grains. The price differences between healthy and unhealthy foods are widening, which may contribute to food insecurity in certain economically depressed regions and increase health inequalities. The latter could further exacerbate social inequalities in health.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *