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‘Urbanization is changing the way we are living’ and eating says FAO expert

Basic rules such as “keeping your hands clean and cooking food thoroughly” contribute to food safety, but when someone is living in a place with poor sanitation or where food insecurity is a reality, “it’s hard to make good choices”.

That’s according to David Massey, Communications Specialist at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Every year worldwide 420,000 people die, and 600 million people fall ill as a result of food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins or chemicals.