Sustainable Food Safety: a “Consumer Safari” in Senegal
Sustainable, i.e. transgenerational, health implies proper conceptus programming and health challenges of healthy adulthood. The identification and management of dietary factors (sustainable food safety) in the mother-child health flow factors is especially urgent in population undergoing sweeping changes that are shifting the balance toward an older and more urbanized population that experiences more chronic disease. The Senegalese diet is analyzed in this “consumer safari” to put the basis for the identification of malleable factors, including toxicological HACCP, with important implications for prevention and food sovereignty. The comprehension of cultural roots of diet preferences and food systems contributes filling health disparities by laying-down strategies, channels and tools for empowering literate and illiterate people in urban, semi-urban and rural settings….
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MISSION REPORT by Chiara Frazzoli
Researcher at the Food and Veterinary Toxicology Unit, Dept. of Veterinary Public Health and Food Safety, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy