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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Our goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With over 194 member states, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide. We believe that everyone can play a part in ending hunger.


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Plates, pyramids, planet  [2016]

Gonzalez Fischer, C.; Garnett, T.; Oxford Univ. (United Kingdom). Food Climate Research Network [Corporate Author] FAO, Rome (Italy). Nutrition and Food Systems Div [Corporate Author]

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Our food system and consumption practices have, since prehistoric times, shaped and transformed our world and our societies. There have been enormous advances - in agricultural practice and in systems of storage, distribution and retailing – that have enabled population growth and improved diets for many. But these developments have also carried severe costs. While the tools and actions needed to achieve the necessary changes in diets are many, this report specifically considers the role of national level dietary guidelines in providing a steer on what dietary patterns that are both healthy and sustainable look like.

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" Developments in national healthy and sustainable dietary guidelines: a state of play assessment "
" Plates, pyramids, planet "
" Summary (En) Printed and electronic ed. Includes bibliography English I5640 Gift "