Climate change adaptation at the intersection of food and health

Ferne Edwards, Jane Dixon, Sharon Friel, Gillian Hall, Kirsten Larsen, Stewart Lockie, Beverley Wood, Mark Lawrence, Ivan Hanigan, Anthony Hogan, Libby Hattersley

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Nutritious, safe, affordable, and enjoyable food is a fundamental prerequisite for health. As a nation, Australia is currently classified as food secure with the domestic production exceeding domestic consumption of most major food groups. The domestic system is almost self-sufficient in terms of nutritious plant foods, although these foods have seen steady higher price increases relative to other foods, with nutrition equity implications. However, the viability of Australia’s food security sits counter to the continued presence of a stable and supportive climate. This article reviews the current state of science concerning the interface between climate change, food systems, and human health to reveal the key issues that must be addressed if Australia is to advance human health and sustainable food systems under a changing climate.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-104
Number of pages14
JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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