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Nutrition, Agriculture and the Global Food System in Low and Middle Income Countries

This short commentary examines current research and policy that ignore rapid shifts in food value chains and diets in low and middle income countries.  Many of the issues addressed by the nutrition community ignore some of the major underlying shifts in purchases of consumer packaged foods and beverages. At the same time, the drivers of the food system at the farm level might be changing. There is a need for the agriculture and nutrition communities to understand these changes and focus on some of their implications for health

Popkin, B. Food Policy. (August 2014) Vol. 49 No. 1, pp. 91-96.