Three Biological Cycles to Be Taken Seriously to Achieve Global Nutrition Goals

Patrick Webb highlights recent reports that focus on the nutrient, human, and nutrient digestive cycles that are critical for positive nutrition outcomes. Pointing out the role of good soil health in allowing the plants and animals that we rely on for good nutrition, Webb highlights a report from the Montpellier Panel that argues for increased investment in soil fertility. Webb draws on the Global Nutrition Report and the Lancet Series on Maternal and Child Nutrition in emphasizing the long-term effects of poor nutrition early in the human cycle. Finally, in highlighting the role of nutrient digestive cycles, Webb stresses the potential of the gut microbiome in promoting and impeding good nutrition. 

Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, January 2015