Jose Graziano da Silva delivering his opening statement to the 160th Session of FAO Council (FAO)

"The coexistence of undernutrition, obesity and micronutrient deficiencies, what we know as the triple burden of malnutrition, is spreading and affecting almost every country in the world. The international community needs to urgently address this situation by promoting transformative change in our food systems," Graziano da Silva said.

"Our Zero Hunger Goal is not just about feeding people, but well nourishing people by providing everyone with the necessary nutrients for a healthy life," he added.

Citing the 2018 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report, Graziano da Silva said obesity now affects around 672 million people and the increase has been faster in Africa than any other region. He also said more than two billion people globally suffer from micronutrient deficiencies.

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