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Unravelling the Food-Health Nexus: Addressing Practices, Political Economy and Power Relations to Build Healthier Food Systems

IPES-Food’ second thematic report identifies the many impacts of food systems on human health, reviewing the latest evidence on the whole range of health impacts associated with food systems around the world. The multiple, interconnected pathways that generate health impacts and the practices they trace back to are identified to provide a full picture of the true costs and benefits of food systems. The report examines the political economy of food systems: why evidence gaps persist, why negative impacts are systematically reproduced, and why certain problems are not politically prioritized.

IPES, October 2017.