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We are happy to announce that the paper “Good Food is Vital for Brain Health So We Must Change the Food Industry”, co-authored by EMEA President, Prof Rym Ayadi and EMEA Advisory Board member, Harris Eyre MD PhD, has been published by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

The world is increasingly relying on “brain capital,” where a premium is put on brain skills and brain health. Building brain capital is fundamental for meeting modern societal challenges and driving innovation. It also provides a framing to understand the negative impacts of the corporate-industrial food industry on our communities and offers insights as to how to mitigate them. The paper authors argue that today’s food environments and food systems around the world are dominated by the corporate-industrial food industry, and that this is undermining brain capital and therefore sustainable human development and public health on a global scale. Respecting the intertwined relationships between brain capital, health, and sustainable environments is essential for the future of humanity.

Paper authors: Harris A. Eyre, Michael Berk, Rym Ayadi, Sarah Dunlop, Suzanne L. Dickson, Eric A.Storch, Melissa M. Lane, Lisa C. Brown, Kelly O’Brien, Mohamed Salama, Erin Smith, Ha Le, Agustín Ibáñez, Kavitha Kolappa, Jo-An Occhipinti and Felice Jacka

The paper is available at

Link to EMEA publications

Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, also known as the Baker Institute, is an American think tank on the campus of Rice University in Houston, Texas. Founded in 1993, it functions as a center for public policy research.

Harris Eyre MD PhD, is member of the EMEA Advisory Board, and fellow with Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute.

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