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Covid-19: Pandemic exposes inequalities in global food systems

BMJ 2020; 369 doi: (Published 12 May 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;369:m1915

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  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London, UK

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the vulnerability and weaknesses of already fragile global food systems, say the authors of a new report which finds one in every nine people in the world is hungry while one in three is overweight or obese.

The Global Nutrition Report 2020 calls on governments, businesses, and civil society to step up efforts to tackle malnutrition in all its forms, as well as injustices in food and health systems.1

The report found that an increasing number of countries experience the double burden of malnutrition, where undernutrition coexists with obesity …

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