Climate change adaptation at the intersection of food and health

Edwards, Ferne, Dixon, Jane, Friel, Sharon, Hall, Gillian, Larsen, Kirsten, Lockie, Stewart, Wood, Beverley, Lawrence, Mark, Hanigan, Ivan, Hogan, Anthony, and Hattersley, Libby (2011) Climate change adaptation at the intersection of food and health. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 23 (2). 91S-104S.

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Nutritious, safe, affordable, and enjoyable food is a fundamental prerequisite for health. As a nation, Australia is currently classified as food secure with the domestic production exceeding domestic consumption of most major food groups. The domestic system is almost self-sufficient in terms of nutritious plant foods, although these foods have seen steady higher price increases relative to other foods, with nutrition equity implications. However, the viability of Australia's food security sits counter to the continued presence of a stable and supportive climate. This article reviews the current state of science concerning the interface between climate change, food systems, and human health to reveal the key issues that must be addressed if Australia is to advance human health and sustainable food systems under a changing climate.

Item ID: 30798
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1941-2479
Keywords: climate change adaptation, food security, human health
Funders: Australian Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Human Health
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2014 02:05
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160801 Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment @ 20%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160802 Environmental Sociology @ 80%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960504 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments @ 60%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960702 Consumption Patterns, Population Issues and the Environment @ 40%
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