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Bringing Agriculture to the Table: How Agriculture and Food Can Play a Role in Improving Global Health and Preventing Chronic Disease

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
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There is no good health without good nutrition. Good nutrition throughout life—the consumption and absorption of food to support physical and mental growth and function—depends on agriculture. However, health solutions to prevent diet-related noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, and certain forms of cancers have traditionally left out the agriculture and food system. A report released by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and authored by Dr. Rachel Nugent, Bringing Agriculture to the Table, calls on the agriculture and food sector to play a role in the fight against NCDs. This paper presents the findings and recommendations of that report.