Opinion: Why reinvent the wheel on food security and nutrition?

by Jennifer Clapp, Martin Cole, Thanawat Tiensin

With preparations for the United Nations’ upcoming Food Systems Summit in full swing, recent proposals for a new science-policy platform have attracted attention and controversy. The summit’s scientific group, headed by one of the proponents of the idea, has suggested the creation of a new science-policy body for food security and nutrition — akin to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — as a potential “game changer.” The European Commission is also studying the idea.

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