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The Sustainable and Healthy Diet We All Should Be Eating

What can we do to address the dual concerns of ensuring that everyone has access to the nutrients they require and creating a more sustainable industrialized food supply? This issue is being studied by scientists around the globe.

What you need to know:

  • According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) As the population grows and more people adopt Western diets The production and consumption of meat, milk and eggs will require an increase of 44% by 2050. This is a problem for the environment since the current food system emits about one-quarter of the world’s greenhouse gases.

  • The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, and Health released a report in 2019 calling for eating a diet that considers both health and the environment. This “flexitarian” diet is comprised of eating plants on most days, and a tiny amount of meat or fish per week.

  • However, some have raised concerns whether the diet is nutritious enough for people living in wealthy countries. Marco Springmann, PhD, a food scientist who is part of the EAT-Lancet modeling team has stated that it isn’t a one-size-fits-all recommendation.

  • Some have expressed concerns about the cost of the diet, which has been estimated to the cost is 1.6 times more than a basic nutritious meal.

  • Patricia Eustachio Colombo PhD, Nutritionist in Sweden, is currently working with a team to investigate a more sustainable and sustainable diet at primary schools. The algorithm suggests ways to improve the quality of lunches and make them more climate-friendly. According to Colombo, most children didn’t notice any changes after the changes were made.

This is a summary of the article “What humanity needs to consume to stay healthy and save the planet” published by Nature on December 1. has the full article.

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