The diet that could help save lives and the planet

A comprehensive new study by the EAT-Lancet commission has produced a set of scientific targets for a healthy diet from a sustainable food production system that operates within planetary boundaries for food. Read Sustain's response.

Ben Reynolds, Deputy CEO of food and farming charity Sustain, commented:
“This comprehensive study shows that what we eat and how it is produced has to change if we are to avoid catastrophic changes to the world’s climate and biodiversity and the unaffordable burden that poor dietary health puts on individuals and health care systems. 

“The findings shows that technological innovation, which produces more but which potentially harms the environment, is not the answer. With health, environmental, social and economic concerns all intricately linked, we need to look at the whole food chain: what we produce and how we produce it, what we eat and what we waste.”

“Helpfully, this report shows that much of this damage is avoidable and sets out the scale of change that is needed. We now need policy makers to act. They will need to implement some unpopular policies to help citizens and businesses to shift ingrained unsustainable practices and avert catastrophe.”

Read more on the EAT-Lancet findings

 


17/01/2019
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