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Superfoods can’t save our broken system – but Smart Food can 

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17929

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Climate change and Dryland stresses, Nutrition

Crops

Dryland cereals, Pearl millets, Small millets, Sorghum, Finger millet

Systems

Farming Systems, Livelihood Systems

Locations

Ghana

Global Date

03/Jan/2020

Title

Superfoods can’t save our broken system – but Smart Food can

Keywords

Superfoods, Smart Food, Healthy Foods, Global Food System, Farmers’ Livelihoods, Malnutrition, Climate Change, Millet and Sorghum, Diversification, Sustainability

Language

English

Story Partners

Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)

Author/Key contact

SMCO staff

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1835-1, 3 January 2020

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/superfoods-cant-save-our-broken-system-but-smart-food-can/

Description

Superfoods” is a catchword that has found popularity among the most health-conscious consumers. However, the concept of these nutritionally dense and healthy foods only focuses on one aspect of the complex global food system. With experts increasingly raising the alarm that our food system is broken, we need a different narrative which captures not only the role of food in nourishing our bodies, but also the connections between agriculture, the environment, and farmers’ livelihoods.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

03/Jan/2020

SDG

01-No_Poverty, 02-Zero_Hunger, 03-Good_Health_and_Well_Being

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