Food choices are determined by all kinds of factors - desires, urges, fears, identifications, and some rational considerations in a volatile mix. Even the sight of others eating can influence what and how much we consume.
Nearly one in five deaths globally can be traced to dietary causes, a study of global nutrition says. Both a lack of food and an abundance of unhealthy food cause dangerous malnutrition.
Conflict, climate change and weak economic growth are leaving more people without enough to eat, a UN report warning of starvation and famine says. Most of the world's chronic hungry live in Asia and Africa.
Humans need to eat more beans and lentils and less red meat to protect the planet and our own health, researchers said. Meat intake for adults would be limited to 14 grams per day, that's about half a slice of bacon.
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