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Food Systems and Health: Prospects for Hope in the Brazilian Chaos?

Paula Johns ()
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Development, 2020, vol. 63, issue 2, 285-290

Abstract: Abstract There are several other pandemics, such as NCDs, obesity and climate change that have been ongoing for a while and are now being severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Are we going to use this convergence as an opportunity to tackle the systemic structures that have been fertile ground for the new COVID-19 pandemic to arise, alongside the older ones? This article will reflect upon the above through a closer look into the intersections between the questions that concern food systems, climate change, health politics and power relations with examples from the Brazilian context. We need inspired, inclusive and compassionate responses to bridge the current mismatch between the size of the problem and the response to it.

Keywords: NCDs; UPF; Industrialized agriculture; Amazon region; Family farming; Environmental devastation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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