September 24, 2021

What can be done about our ‘hidden hunger’ pandemic

In South Africa, many people struggle to access sufficient quantities of healthy food. Because their diets are high in processed foods, refined starch, sugar and fat, they face a double burden of malnutrition and obesity, or what is known as “hidden hunger”. It is hidden because it does not fit the stereotypical image of hunger created by media coverage of famines. But it is everywhere.

To be clear, the problem is not a shortage of food. …

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