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Skip to 0 minutes and 0 seconds At the end of the food chain, human well-being is the ultimate concern of food security. Unhealthy diet contributes an estimated 30% of human cancers. Child malnutrition is responsible for nearly half of all deaths in children under five, with the majority being in the developed world where food contaminations can be a frequent phenomenon and an important exacerbating factor for child stunting. I will hand over to Dr. Yun Yun Gong to explore this topic.

Introduction to food contaminants

To start the week Professor Elliott introduces this week’s topic of food contaminants and human health and introduces Dr. Yun Yun Gong who will present this week.


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Tackling Global Food Safety

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