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A food system considers the multiple activities, resources and actors engaged in producing, processing, distributing and consuming food. These are all shaped by, and interact with, every- thing from soup to nuts – i.e., all the environmental, social, political and economic boundary conditions that determine what type of food can be produced where, how it is used, and by whom. All these elements are strongly influenced by global change drivers such as population growth, changing consumption patterns, biodiversity loss, and climate change. Given that our food systems are already struggling to bring home the bacon (i.e., to deliver on their intended outcomes of global food and nutrition security) these increasing pressures will catapult our tasks out of the frying pan and into the fire.  

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CONTENT

Guest Editorial by Kalpana Beesabathuni and Michelle Grant
Infograph: Food Taboos During Pregnancy and Lactation Across the World

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Making Stunting a Development Indicator

RESEARCH-BASED EVIDENCE

Household Consumption and Expenditure Surveys
Resilience in Food Systems

PERSPECTIVES IN NUTRITION SCIENCE

Sustainable Food Systems for a Healthy World
Non-Communicable Diseases, Food Systems and the Sustainable Development Goals
The Multiple Burdens of Malnutrition
Setting New Frontiers for 21st Century Food Systems Research and Action
Innovative Financing for Nutrition
Improving Nutritious Food Systems by Establishing National Micronutrient Premix Supply Systems
To Feed Ten Billion, Crop Yields Have to Rise
China’s Nutrition Activities in Africa
The Protein Challenge 2040
Food Waste in the Developing World

OBITURARY

Dr Urban Jonsson (1944–2016)

THE BIGGER PICTURE

A Day in the Life of Patrizia Fracassi
The Lazio Declaration for Implementation Science in Nutrition

CONGRESS REPORTS

The 2nd International Conference on Global Food Security
Tackling Food System Challenges
Technical Meeting on EED, the Microbiome and Undernutrition
Nutrition for Sustainable Development

FIELD REPORTS

Technology and the Future of Food
Tackling Malnutrition through Food Systems Approaches in Columbia

SPEACIAL FEAUTRE

Key Findings from the European Commission Global Food Security 2030 Foresight Study
African Countries Commit to Improve Vitamin A Supplementation Programs
Some Common Myths Associated with Food Debunked

NEWS

What’s New
Reviews and Notices