November 7

Report: Ultra-Processed Foods Lead To $7 Trillion in Hidden Health, Environment Costs Globally

By Shagun

Unhealthy diets, high in ultra-processed foods, fats and sugars drove a huge hidden cost of over $7 trillion a year on our health, environment and environment, according to a new report.

The losses attributed to such food products, which cause obesity and non-communicable diseases and lower labour productivity, were particularly elevated in high- and upper-middle-income countries, according to the 2023 edition of The State of Food and Agriculture released on November 6, 2023.

Photo courtesy of Abhisek Sarda.

Source: Down To Earth (link opens in a new window)

Agriculture, Environment
food security, nutrition, research