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On April 16, 2015, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs released a report calling on the United States to use the power of the agriculture and food sector to reduce the reality and risks of malnutrition globally.  The report was presented for the first time at The Chicago Council’s Global Food Security Symposium 2015 in Washington, DC. 

Malnutrition – from undernourishment to obesity – is a global challenge affecting every country on earth and placing more than one quarter of the world’s population at serious health risk.  Given that nutrition is driven largely by the food people eat, making nutrition a priority in developing the global food system could give billions more people access to the healthy foods they need to thrive, drive economic growth in poor countries, and increase the incomes of 2.5 billion small-scale farmers, many of whom themselves are malnourished.
 
The report, Healthy Food for a Healthy World: Leveraging Agriculture and Food to Improve Global Nutrition

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