Global Panel briefing to UNFSS Action Tracks: Future Food Systems: For people, our planet, and prosperity

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On 9th November, Prof Patrick Webb, Technical Adviser to the Global Panel, provided a briefing on the Foresight 2.0 report, Future Food Systems: For people, our planet, and prosperity to the recently appointed leads of the UN Food System Summit Action Tracks.

The presentation provided an overview of the key messages of the report and their relevance to the objectives of the Summit. Currently, a healthy diet based on today’s prices and patterns of consumption is already unaffordable for an estimated three billion people worldwide. The scale of the affordability challenge means that a broad strategic approach is needed, one which takes account of local challenges and opportunities and which addresses both the supply side and the demand side simultaneously. Concerted action from both high- and low-income countries, as well as donor agencies to encourage people to choose healthy diets will also be essential.