Regional Overview of Food Insecurity: Europe and Central Asia

by David Sedik, Carlo Cafiero, Erdgin Mane et al.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 2017

56 pp. 2.1 MB

Economic growth and rising per capita incomes have all but wiped out hunger in Europe and Central Asia. But as countries become more affluent, changing consumption patterns are giving rise to other health threats. This “food insecurity transition” is documented in this new report. It points to a pattern whereby countries progress from dealing predominantly with undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies, to coping with degenerative diseases associated with increased dietary fat, sugar, meat and dairy, and processed foods. This transition is often accompanied by a more sedentary lifestyle.

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