I’m on a panel for the NYAS’s conference on Conflicts of Interest in Healthcare: Opportunities for Self-Reflection and Action, June 24-25. Location: 7 World Trade Center. 250 Greenwich St, 40th Floor. Information and registration are here. My panel is on the 25th at 10:45 a.m. , Session VI: Hot topic discussion: getting to the truth in nutrition science. Other panelists are Mona Calvo fro Penn State, Mehmood Khan from Life Biosciences, and Linda Van Horn from Northwestern. Moderator is Julia Belluz from Vox.
Indexes: Ranking Systems for Sustainability and Nutrition
Two new Index Systems rank countries for sustainability and corporations for promoting health.
The Economist and Barilla have devised a new, interactive Index that ranks countries on the basis of food loss and waste, sustainable agriculture, and the ability to meet nutritional challenges. Its scoring system goes from 0 (terrible) to 100 (perfect).
The top ten scoring countries are:
None of the scores is exemplary. The US rank is #26.
The overall rankings, shown here, are relatively low. Some do better than others on governance, products, accessibility, marketing, lifestyles, labeling, and engagement.
The highest scores are for labeling. The lowest scores are for accessibility.
Indexes like these are useful for understanding where we are. They should inspire us to action.