Conference calls for urgent action on food security in Pacific

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 28 April 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2321
  1. Jane Parry
  1. 1Hong Kong

    A summit aimed at tackling the growing burden of poor food security in Pacific island countries has resulted in an ambitious framework for action to tackle diet related health problems in the region.

    Rapid changes in diet and lifestyle in these countries have led to rising rates of obesity, malnutrition, and micronutrient deficiencies and greater prevalence of foodborne diseases and diet related non-communicable diseases. The Pacific Food Summit, held in Port Vila, Vanuatu, from 21 to 23 April, brought together more than 170 delegates from Pacific island countries and territories, as well as Australia and New Zealand, to agree on a framework for action …

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