How to stop the global obesity pandemic
The worldwide surge in obesity rivals war and smoking in terms of the global economic burden it imposes.
José Graziano da Silva has been the Director-General of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) since 2012. He has worked on food security, and rural and agricultural development for over 30 years. At the helm of the FAO he has emphasised the importance of addressing the connections between social, economic, and environmental factors that can lead to hunger and malnutrition. An agronomist and academic, he previously led the Zero Hunger (Fome Zero) programme in Brazil, that has helped lift millions out of hunger and extreme poverty.