Acting for the health of all through healthy and sustainable food and agriculture
Motion for a resolution
| Doc. 14944
| 04 July 2019
- Ms Jennifer DE TEMMERMAN,
France, ALDE ; Mr Olivier BECHT,
France, ALDE ; Ms Mònica BONELL,
Andorra, ALDE ; Mr Bertrand BOUYX,
France, ALDE ; Mr Bernard CAZEAU,
France, ALDE ; Ms Yolaine de COURSON,
France, ALDE ; Mr Hendrik DAEMS,
Belgium, ALDE ; Ms Edite ESTRELA,
Portugal, SOC ; Mr Bernard FOURNIER,
France, EPP/CD ; Mr André GATTOLIN,
France, ALDE ; Mr Fabien GOUTTEFARDE,
France, ALDE ; Mr Jean-Pierre GRIN,
Switzerland, ALDE ; Mr Dimitri HOUBRON,
France, ALDE ; Ms Marietta KARAMANLI,
France, SOC ; Ms Martine LEGUILLE BALLOY,
France, ALDE ; Mr Pere LÓPEZ,
Andorra, SOC ; Ms Eva LÓPEZ,
Andorra, ALDE ; Ms Alexandra LOUIS,
France, ALDE ; Mr Josep MAJORAL,
Andorra, ALDE ; Baroness Doreen MASSEY,
United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Paulo PISCO,
Portugal, SOC ; Mr Martin POLIAČIK,
Slovak Republic, ALDE ; Ms Isabelle RAUCH,
France, ALDE ; Ms Melisa RODRÍGUEZ HERNÁNDEZ,
Spain, ALDE ; Mr Bertrand SORRE,
France, ALDE ; Mr André VALLINI,
France, SOC ; Ms Martine WONNER,
This motion has not been discussed in the Assembly and commits only those who have signed it.
World hunger is an undeniable reality. One in nine people,
or 815 million people, is undernourished. Malnutrition is the cause
of nearly half of all deaths of children under five years of age
– 3.1 million children each year.
Malnutrition spreads many diseases, such as obesity and hypertension.
Overweight affects 1.4 billion people aged 20 and over worldwide.
By 2030, it is expected to reach 3.3 billion.
The objectives set by the 2030 Agenda open up avenues for
combating hunger and malnutrition:
- Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger
- Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good health and well-being
- Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible consumption
To be able to consume sustainably and healthily for our health,
we need to rethink the way we cultivate the land. Our resources
are becoming more and more scarce and are degrading rapidly, with
increasing pollution of soil, air and water affecting our health.
A change in our food and agriculture system is necessary if
we are to feed the 815 million people who are hungry today, and
all those affected by pollution from agriculture. Investing in sustainable
agriculture, that provides healthy food while producing enough to
feed the planet, is today a crucial imperative for the future of our
planet and our humanity.
The Parliamentary Assembly has a duty to promote the development
of a sustainable model of agriculture and food that would allow
resources and energy to be used efficiently, to build sustainable
infrastructures and a better health and quality of life for all.