SA’s Food Security Policy Criticised

“We are what we eat and on the whole South Africans are unhealthy” because the increasingly industrialised food chain they eat far too much refined, processed food, argues Ashton

According to an opinion by Glenn Ashton, “We are what we eat and on the whole South Africans are unhealthy” because the increasingly industrialised food chain they eat far too much refined, processed food.

Ashton points out that the poor are exceptionally exposed to this pernicious trend, with the cheapest maize meal consisting disproportionately of husks, which provide very little nutritional benefit.

He argues that in some cases, diets consist of more than 90 percent of maize meal, adding that, “What passes as food is too often a simulacrum, counterfeit.”

To read the article titled, “Failing to feed our People - South Africa's lacklustre food security policy,” click here.

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