Nevertheless, health remains a ‘missing link’ in the agricultural debate, partly because the multifaceted interactions between health and agriculture are rarely fully recognised.
This discussion paper summarizes the wide-ranging impacts of agriculture on public health, addresses the contentious link between agricultural policy and consumption patterns and proposes steps towards a constructive agriculture and health agenda.
1) Agriculture’s impacts on public health
2) Agricultural policy and diets: how are they linked?
— Through the quantity of food supplied
— Through the types of food subsidised?
— By shaping food and drink environments
3) Towards a constructive agriculture and health agenda