Journal article

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

Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2011


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..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors gratefully acknowledge the support provided by the Australian Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Human Health for funding research assistance and the page costs of this article.