433. Symposium “Fruits and Vegetables – Research and Action Opportunities for Human and Planetary Health” is Held Online Today
In 2021, with the United Nations Food Systems Summit in September and the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit hosted by the Japanese Government on December 7th and 8th, the transformation to build a food system that contributes to human and planetary health is on the global agenda. The key to this transformation is a shift to an earth-friendly diet (Planetary Health Diet), proposed by the EAT Lancet Commission in 2019, which is considered to be a diet that will enable to feed 10 billion people within the limits of the Earth by 2050. It recommends a diet in which fruits and vegetables account for half of the food we eat.
Recently, the application of cutting-edge technologies such as genome editing and smart agriculture, which enable a more nutritious and environmentally sustainable supply of fruits and vegetables, has become a reality. On the other hand, access to innovation is uneven, especially for the poor in developing countries, where fruits and vegetables are still out of reach.
The Symposium “Fruits and Vegetables – Research and Action Opportunities for Human and Planetary Health” is held online today, December 6th, at 4:00 PM JST, to discuss the research potential of fruits and vegetables to contribute to health, development, and the environment. Registration is open until 3:00 PM JST today, so if you have not yet registered, please do so using the link below.
Symposium: Fruits and Vegetables - Research and Opportunities for Human and Planetary Health
Date & Time: December 6 (Mon), 2021 at 16:00-17:45 JST
Registration: Nov 15 (Mon) 09:00 - Dec 6 (Mon) 15:00 JST
Contributors: SHIRATORI Sakiko and KANAMORI Norihito (Information and Public Relations Office), NAKASHIMA Kazuo (Director, Food Program), IIYAMA Miyuki (Director, Information Program)
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- 565. FAO-ITU Report on Status of Digital Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa
- 564. Heatwave Reported Around the World
- 563. Discovered Rice Gene Region Associated with Low Soil Fertility Tolerance in Small Farm Conditions in Madagascar