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Submitted by Patricio V Marquez on

Many thanks for your comment. Your point is well taken. Indeed, as noted by the American Public Health Association (APHA), with the increase in the relative importance of non communicable diseases (NCD), including obesity and diet-related NCD chronic disease rates such as CVDs, and the rising antibiotic resistance; increasing attention needs to be planced on the interaction between chemicals and pathogens contaminating our food, air, soil and water; depletion of natural resources; and climate change. These threats have enormous social and economic costs which affect all of us and are related to food—what we eat and how it is produced. So, as advocated by APHA and other institutions, action on climate change also need to be geared to support the development of sustainable food systems that provide not only healthy food to meet current food needs but also that help maintain healthy ecosystems and prevent further environmental destruction.