Climate Change: Unpacking The Burden On Food Safety

  • 22/04/2020
  • FAO

Changes in global food systems and the increased globalization of the food supply means that populations worldwide are at risk of exposure to various food safety hazards. This can affect public health, food security, national economies and international trade says this new report released by the FAO

The impacts of climate change could potentially increase foodborne disease, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The report also covers the benefits of forward-looking approaches such as horizon scanning and foresight, which should aid in anticipating future challenges instead of reacting to them and help build resilient food systems that can be updated when there is more knowledge. Alongside surveillance techniques, these tools will help countries keep food safe.