Can healthy food save the planet?



you know the saying you are what you eat but the way we currently eat is in fact ruining our health the health of others and that of the planet unhealthy food is now deadlier than alcohol drug and tobacco use combined 2.1 billion people are overweight yet we eat more sugar fat and red meat than ever still eight hundred and twenty-one million go to bed hungry every night on top of that our food is the main course behind species extinction and 1/3 of all global greenhouse gas emissions so can we feed a growing population without destroying the planet and ourselves science had no clear answer to this question that's why eat gathered 37 of the world's best scientists to determine what a healthy and sustainable diet is and how to get there the result is the eat Lancet Commission a scientific blueprint for a healthy and sustainable future if we change the way we produce consume transport and waste food we can feed everyone a healthy diet while improving the health of our planet what does this look like meat can stay on our plate but plants need to be the new main course we should eat a huge variety of fruits and vegetables and a lower amount of meat dairy and seafood we should choose unsaturated fats and stay away from refined grains highly processed foods and added sugars and we have no food to waste it will take huge changes but following this plan will lower our risk of cancer strokes and diabetes it could help avoid 11 million adult deaths per year in fact consuming and producing food more efficiently and mindfully will help to keep our planet flourishing we have an arts our now we know the right cause for a better future it's on us to actually take that our food can be the key to solving the biggest challenges we face food really can't fix it

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