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[Editorial] Feeding the world sustainably

15 Nov 2014

Good nutrition is fundamental to human health and wellbeing, yet according to the latest estimates from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), about 805 million people—more than a tenth of the world's population—remain chronically undernourished. In 2013, 161 million children younger than 5 years were affected by stunting, and 51 million by wasting. Undernourishment is the main underlying cause of death in this age group, accounting for 45% of child deaths worldwide. Meanwhile, more than 2 billion people are affected by deficiencies of micronutrients such as iodine, vitamin A, zinc, and iron.

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet