Fixing the broken food system would unlock trillions of dollars in benefits, study finds

January 30, 2024

Our current food systems are unsustainably degrading natural resources, harming future economies to make a profit today. This analysis puts a first figure on the regional and global economic opportunity in transforming food systems. With the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), they then compared a ‘business as usual’ approach based on current trends with a ‘Food System Transformation’ pathway. In contrast, an alternative Food System Transformation approach could result in undernutrition being eradicated by 2050, and cumulatively 174 million lives saved from premature death due to diet-related chronic disease. The new FSEC report urgently calls for countries to develop ambitious national food strategies to achieve food system transformation by 2050.

The source of this news is from University of Oxford