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Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center interview with Jessica Fanzo, Professor of Climate and Director of the Food for Humanity Initiative, Columbia Climate School

"Food system transformation is urgent, requiring rigorous, science-based monitoring to guide public and private decisions and support those who hold decision-makers to account." 

Professor of Climate and Director of the Food for Humanity Initiative at the Columbia Climate School, Jessica Fanzo has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, recognizing decades of important research focused on food systems and the linkages between agriculture, health, and the environment. This represents one of the highest honors a scientist can receive.

Climate change is a health emergency, impacting multiple facets of human well-being via direct and indirect pathways. Nature Climate Change asked experts from different health fields to share their thoughts on the urgent issues and possible paths forward. In my viewpoint, I discuss how climate-resilient communities are nutrition-resilient communities.

"Food system transformation is urgent, requiring rigorous, science-based monitoring to guide public and private decisions and support those who hold decision-makers to account." 

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