The global burden of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs, e.g. obesity, diabetes, CVD, malignancies), infectious diseases (e.g. malaria, measles) and the ‘double burden of disease’ in both Western and Low & Middle Income Countries (LMIC) call for optimizing the intake of nutrient-dense plant foods relative to animal-sourced foods.
Wageningen University hosts the 1st International Master class to broaden disciplinary thinking in agriculture, food sciences, nutrition and health to arrive at a disciplinary research perspective on healthy and sustainable diets.
By analysing the results of research promoted by the Foundation and thanks to the contribution of influential speakers, we are able to offer practical proposals and effective measures to tackle urgent problems such as hunger and obesity, the proper use of natural resources, food waste, the environmental impact of agricultural production and climate change.
Gästerna kommer hit i egenskap av småbrukare, akademiker eller som representanter från internationella institutioner och organisationer. De har alla olika bakgrund, kunskap och erfarenheter men delar ett gemensamt mål – att allt fler människor ska uppmärksamma frågor som rör matsuveränitet.
Imagine a school system in which examinations, sanctions and grading do not exist. Personally, I think a small group would still feel motivated to study and do their homework, but a considerable number would set other priorities.