This is a critical time for our planet. What we eat and how we get our food will shape its future.
Africa is expected to have among the steepest increases in the number of people affected by non-communicable diseases - it needs health care systems that can cope.
Being able to buy processed "food-like" products is often seen as a mark of personal and material success. Little attention is paid to having a healthy diet.
If South African consumers were educated on how to read and understand the information on food labels, they may be more willing and capable of making healthier food choices.