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Food Security, Environmental Health, and the Economy in Mexico: Lessons Learned with the COVID-19

Version 1 : Received: 13 April 2021 / Approved: 14 April 2021 / Online: 14 April 2021 (08:08:15 CEST)

How to cite: Monroy-Torres, R.; Carcaño-Valencia, E.; Hernández-Luna, M.; Caldera-Ortega, A.; Serafín- Muñoz, A.; Linares- Segovia, B.; Medina- Jiménez, K.; Castillo-Chávez, A.; Jiménez-Garza, O.; Méndez- Pérez, M.; López-Briones, S. Food Security, Environmental Health, and the Economy in Mexico: Lessons Learned with the COVID-19. Preprints 2021, 2021040364 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202104.0364.v1). Monroy-Torres, R.; Carcaño-Valencia, E.; Hernández-Luna, M.; Caldera-Ortega, A.; Serafín- Muñoz, A.; Linares- Segovia, B.; Medina- Jiménez, K.; Castillo-Chávez, A.; Jiménez-Garza, O.; Méndez- Pérez, M.; López-Briones, S. Food Security, Environmental Health, and the Economy in Mexico: Lessons Learned with the COVID-19. Preprints 2021, 2021040364 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202104.0364.v1).

Abstract

In Mexico, it is estimated that due to the economic system the overexploitation of natural resources, environmental impacts and health have been generated, with high rates of overweight and obesity. This review analyzes the impacts on food safety, environmental health, and the economy in Mexico before and during the COVID-19 contingency. Derived from the analysis, among the lessons learned we can include: the health contingency due to COVID-19 had negative repercussions on food security, environmental health and the economy, which require the promotion of public policies (health, environment and economy) and migrate to a health prevention system and an agroecological model, which includes multidisciplinary and intersectoral interventions (government, academia, researchers, civil society organizations, business groups and citizens themselves) to reform and enforce the right to enjoy adequate food and a healthy environment. The contingency due to COVID19 has shown us that this must go from an ideology to being a reality and the lessons learned will have to focus on promoting an innovative and ethical culture of generating an economy, with a gender balance, resilience to climate change, management transparent technology and a priority in health and this will lead to progress in the food security of the population.

Subject Areas

Food security; environmental health; Economical system; COVID-19.

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