In 2020, 768 million people suffered from hunger and undernourishment. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations expects these numbers to rise further as a result of the economic crisis triggered by Covid-19, extreme weather events, and conflicts.
At the same time, many millions of other people are unable to enjoy a healthy diet. In the developed world, demand is rising for food from food banks. Unbalanced diets, nutritional deficiencies and obesity have emerged as major burdens on health services.
Hunger and malnutrition are not accidental by-products of our food systems. They are the consequence of a lack of regulation and stark imbalances of power. They are a moral disaster and a call to political and social action.
With this publication we want to make a contribution to a lively societal debate. We want to present the causes of hunger and malnutrition and show that clear political rules and strategies are needed to counter these developments. We want to show that hunger and malnutrition are the consequences of injustice, instability and poverty – and that policies must therefore also address these underlying causes.
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