n South African Medical Journal - Food security : the optimal diet for people and the planet - guest editorials

Volume 103 Number 11
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



One morning, in the winter of 2010, I walked into the home of a family living outside Mbabane, Swaziland. There were three young children sitting at the table, aged about six or seven. The table was covered with a plastic tablecloth with really loud fruit printed on it, but there wasn't any fruit in the kitchen. In fact, there wasn't any food in the kitchen at all.

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