16 million children in the world have severe malnutrition, and many more have moderate malnutrition. This can cause many issues including stunted growth. Yet at the same time, obesity is also a global problem.
“People have been talking about a food revolution,” says Francesco Branca, Director of the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development at the World Health Organization. “I think we should believe in it. And I think we are at a time when it might happen. With a global understanding of the issues, we might see change.”
This conversation is part of a series called The Future of Food Policy. The conversations were conducted at Duke University as a part of the development of a new initiative, the World Food Policy Center.