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A food “lifeboat”: food and nutrition considerations in the event of a pandemic or other catastrophe

Anna Haug, Jennie C Brand-Miller, Olav A Christophersen, Jennifer McArthur, Flavia Fayet and Stewart Truswell
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (11): 674-676.

Large catastrophes have caused the collapse of empires and civilisations.1 Science and knowledge may help prevent some catastrophes, but urbanisation and narrowly concentrated food supplies, climate change and terrorism contribute to considerable risk.

Anna Haug, PhD, Visiting Associate Professor1
Jennie C Brand-Miller, BSc, PhD, FAIFST, Professor of Human Nutrition1
Olav A Christophersen, Medical Student2
Jennifer McArthur, MHPEd, APD4
Flavia Fayet, BSc, MNutrDiet, PhD Candidate1
Stewart Truswell, MD, FFPHM, FRACP, Emeritus Professor1
1 University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
2 Ragnhild Schibbyes, Oslo, Norway.
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