The report predicts that the world’s GDP would be 0.5% smaller by 2020 and 1.4% smaller by 2030 with over 100 million premature deaths. The Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, chaired by Jim O’Neill, is significant in that it is a global review that seeks to quantify financial costs.
Three problems with the US food supply that is making food a source of disease rather than optimal health include: the way our food is raised; the way it's processed; and the routine use of hazardous drugs and chemicals.
The United States is one of the few countries in the world that produces and processes food in a way that defies both science and common sense.
EU Balks at US Foodstuffs
A recent Washington Post article reports that many Europeans are now worried that a new free-trade deal (its as free as the Patriot Act was patriotic) that will introduce culinary nightmares like hormone-treated beef, chlorine-washed chicken, and glyphosate soaked genetically engineered ingredients.
Many other nations have shunned food manufacturing practices that are routinely used in the US, and for good reason.
As noted by one organic French farmer: “In France, food is about pleasure, about taste. But in the United States, they put anything in …
One of the things that has been lacking is putting some pound signs in front of this problem. This issue goes beyond health policy and, on a strictly macroeconomic basis, it makes sense for governments to act now, the report argues. The world was slow to respond, but when the costs were calculated the world leapt into action.
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