Social environment and nutrition are recognised key health factors in every population.
Empirical hospital data show even in a rich European country surprisingly high frequencies of diagnoses of malnutrition. It is quite likely -
European census data provides strong indications of a growing share of retired persons with very limited financial possibilities to realised "healthy nutrition" for themselves.
As malnutrition can have a wide variety of undesired health implications, research sponsored by public health institutions with subsequent rational political consequences could reduce the adverse health-
We consider it as very important that such research should be provided independently of the agricultural, nutritional or pharmaceutical industry.