Food Safety comprises the quality of food, and the conditions as well as the practices that are used to preserve it from both contamination and food-borne illnesses.
Most importantly, it means eating the correct type and quantity of food needed to keep the body healthy and functional.
Access to a sufficient quantity of nutritious and safe food is the key to sustaining a healthy and robust life.
Good health and good nutrition are closely linked. Eating unhealthy food is the cause of so many sicknesses and diseases in our bodies. Unsafe food containing bacteria, viruses, parasites, and chemical substances can cause more than 200 different diseases ranging from diarrhea to cancers.
The World Health Organization estimates that about 600 million people around the world fall ill every year from contaminated food, resulting in 420,000 deaths and the loss of 33 million healthy life years.
Unsafe food creates a vicious circle of diseases and malnutrition, particularly affecting infants, young adults, the elderly, and the sick.
The billion-dollar question is what types of food and what quantity do we need to maintain a healthy and robust life?
What are we getting wrong in our feeding style and what is the way forward.
We have two experts in nutrition to handle this critical subject in the next edition of the program Sunday April 4,2022 by 2.00 PM CST and 8.00 PM Nigerian Time.
By Dr. Keyna