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Health Economics

Food

Food is the oldest economic and social preoccupation of human society and of the economy itself. While food policies have long been guided by the sole objective of assuring food security for populations, in the past 30 years nutritional health has become a major public health issue. The increase in obesity and diseases of affluence in both developed and developing countries throws our whole food model into question, as well as the dominant, globalised agri-business model. Analysis of the dynamics and behaviour of food markets and the evaluation of nutritional health policies are at the heart of research conducted by Fabrice Etilé, in collaboration with Anne-Célia Disdier and others.