AGRIBUSINESS: U.S. Ties Japan In World Food Rankings

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A new Oxfam report out this week ranked the food systems of 125 countries by the food quality, abundance of food, affordability of food and the eating habits of citizens.

Despite affordable prices and high food quality, the U.S. tied with Japan for 21st place.  High diabetes and obesity rates brought down the overall score, ranking the U.S. behind Australia and multiple European countries.

The Netherlands was ranked first overall, followed by a tie for second with France and Switzerland.

The U.S. tied with Australia for fourth in terms of food quality but was beaten by Iceland, Switzerland and the Netherlands.  The U.S. had the best score for affordability of food but only five nations scored worse than the U.S. in the unhealthy eating category.