This highlights the fact that the patterns observed in a general food category (roots and tubers) hide what happens at the individual dietary level. Consequently, with the globalization of food systems, the traditional diets of developing countries are being transformed, since more foods are now available in the high-calorie fast food pattern of developed countries, and they are becoming more abundant and cheaper thanks to advances in food processing and modern technology. If we add to this the fact that 43% of millennials now claim to buy more frozen food than before, it's clear that this is more than just the pandemic that has taken us down the freezer aisle. Food production data can be useful for examining trends in specific food crops in different regions of the world.
Although FBS describe the per capita food consumption of a country's population, they do not represent the amount of food actually consumed and will almost always result in an overestimation of food consumption compared to dietary surveys conducted at the individual level (Serra-Majem et al. Another element of the nutritional transition is the increasing import of food from industrialized countries. However, only FBS data can show long-term trends in food availability in a large number of countries, since they are available for every country in the world and for all foods. There are difficulties in making international comparisons in food intake as a result of variations in the methodology used to determine food intake.
They can be defined as foods and food components that provide a health benefit beyond basic nutrition (amounts needed for normal growth and development) and include conventional foods, fortified, enriched or improved foods, and dietary supplements (Clydesdale 2004a, b). These increases in developing countries are most pronounced in China, Brazil and India (electronic supplementary material, table S1) and, therefore, have contributed significantly to the increase in the consumption of available food (kcal per capita per day), thus improving food security in these countries. Therefore, having both sources of data is essential to give us a more complete picture of food consumption patterns. I believe that the growing need and interest of consumers for transparency in the food industry continues to hold food companies accountable and drive change in the industry.
I predict that this “trend” will influence food labeling, food products and marketing statements, leading companies to even share information about their work culture and their inclusion measures. As the fastest-growing sector of the food industry, organic foods now represent more than 4 percent of the U.S. population. Therefore, the main consequences of urbanization from a nutritional point of view are a profound shift towards greater consumption of dietary energy, more fats and oils, and more animal proteins from meat and dairy products.