Workshop Summary: Food for Healthy People and a Healthy Planet

How can we create systems that provide a safe, nutritious, and consistent food supply while also reducing the strains placed on natural resources such as land, water, and air? A new workshop summary from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) considers the issues.
The report is based on a workshop held by the IOM’s Food Forum and Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine in May 2013. Workshop participants explored the food and nutrition policy implications of increasing environmental constraints on the food system as well as the relationship between human health and the environment. The workshop also examined the role of the food price environment and how environmental sustainability can be incorporated into dietary guidance.
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