There are approximately 795 million people suffering from malnutrition globally. How can governments and the food industry help relieve this issue in a sustainable yet affordable way? Yannick Foing from DSM’s nutrition improvement program Asia-Pacific discusses possible solutions.
Malnutrition, including both undernutrition and overnutrition, is not an issue that can be tackled by any party on its own. Instead, it requires a concerted effort from various stakeholders to deliver the message and as it turns out, investing in such initiatives make business sense as well. By Ada Wong, head of public affairs and communications, Asia, FrieslandCampina
Nutrition remains a widespread problem in the world today, regardless if one has access to food or not. To target this, it is not only important to make sure people have enough food, but also that they have the required knowledge on nutrition to make informed choices about their diets. Food manufacturers can do much more to ensure this, as well as make end-products healthier to improve consumer health. By Michelle Cheong
Despite strategies employed to tackle micronutrient malnutrition, limited progress has been achieved in developing countries. Evidence shows that the most cost effective approaches to address symptoms of micronutrient malnutrition are targeted supplementation and/or fortification. By Cristiana Berti and Cornelius M Smuts, North West University, and Mieke Faber, South African Medical Research Council