Why climate change is making it harder to eat nutritious foods around the world
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Published Nov 29, 2023
A major nutrition conference in Auckland highlighted the issue of food security, especially in the Pacific Islands and Aotearoa, as climate change continues to threaten food supplies. There is a loss of traditional food, which tends to be healthier, due to the changing climate, and there are concerns about harmful algae contaminating seafood and jeopardizing the region's food security. Scientists are working on finding solutions, such as developing a test kit to determine if fish is safe to eat, to address the challenges posed by the climate crisis.
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Food security was put in the spotlight at a major nutrition conference in Auckland this week. Nutrition scientists from the Pacific Islands, Australia and Aotearoa attended as climate change continues to put more pressure on food supplies around the world. In the face of a worsening climate crisis, food security is a growing challenge for the Pacific Islands and Aotearoa. "What we're seeing is a loss of traditional food, and the traditional food tend to be the more healthy foods," chair of the organising committee Professor Pamela von Hurst said. It's one of the key topics at the Joint Conference of the Nutrition Societies of New Zealand and Australia. This year's event is set to be the biggest in the conference's history - with more than 380 attendees. "A really big theme of the conference this year is food security, sustainability and the effects of climate change on food supplies all around the Pacific and Australia and New Zealand," von Hurst said. A warming climate is already ...