Nutra-Ingredients special edition: world malnutrition


What is the role of the food industry in helping to address world malnutrition?  This collection of articles from begins with a viewpoint from Nestlé (no relation), the world’s largest food company.

Nestlé: Profit is not a dirty word in the race against global malnutrition

Big food companies like Nestlé are oft-criticised for being a factor in the spread of non-communicable diseases like obesity and diabetes with less healthy food offerings but all are engaged in shifting their portfolios to the healthier end of the spectrum, and their capacity to deliver benefits with fortified offerings to malnourished populations can be overlooked.“The food industry is a commercial enterprise – that won’t change – but it has immense power to bring nutrients to the populations that needs them the most.

Here are the other articles in this series.

Too ill to eat: The hidden face of malnutrition in Europe
All in: Making malnutrition a global priority
The fat after the famine: Obesity the next challenge facing Africa, says FAO boss
India readies to combat malnutrition through fortification programme
€4.5m supplement project targets malnutrition in Kenyan children
Giant European congress closes with fortification call to defeat nutrient deficiencies
‘Starving Africa’ cliché used to push GM: Harvard Professor
Hershey fortified peanut butter project feeds Ghanaian stomachs and economy

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