Global food sustainability needed to avoid catastrophic damage to the planet

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Description

Expert commentary on the EAT-Lancet food transformation study

Period17 Jan 2019

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleGlobal food sustainability needed to avoid catastrophic damage to the planet
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletSciMex- Australian Science Media
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size200 words
    CountryAustralia
    Date17/01/19
    DescriptionAn estimated 10 billion people will call the planet home by 2050 and we're likely to cause irrevocable damage if we do not transform the way we eat and produce food, and reduce our food waste, say international and Australian researchers. We will have to reduce our meat and sugar intake by around 50 per cent, they say, as well as doubling our intake of nuts, fruits, veggies and legumes. An attached editorial author adds that these changes will also address the urgent health issues associated with the current western diet, such as obesity and type 2 diabetes. Scroll down to see independent expert reactions to this study.
    Producer/AuthorRos Gleadow
    URLhttps://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/global-food-sustainability-to-avoid-catastrophic-damage-to-the-planet
    PersonsRoslyn Gleadow

Keywords

  • food security
  • climate change
  • diet