The 2018 Access to Nutrition Index finds that the world’s largest food and beverage companies have stepped up their efforts to encourage better diets. However, they need to do much more to set transparent nutrition targets, improve the healthiness of their products, comply with the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes, and develop commercial strategies to tackle undernutrition.
Additional highlights from this week’s Compact2025 News in Brief include:
- Study finds elevated carbon dioxide levels will alter key nutrients in rice with potential health consequences for the poorest rice-dependent countries.
- Adolescents can be agents of change to improve the health and nutrition of their families, peers, and communities according to a new study.
- On June 11–12, the EAT Stockholm Food Forum will explore innovative solutions to achieve healthy and sustainable diets for a growing global population.