How food is produced, what is consumed, and how much is lost or wasted all heavily shape the health of both people and planet. The universal adoption of a planetary health diet would help avoid severe environmental degradation and prevent approximately 11 million human deaths annually. However, to safeguard the natural systems and processes that humanity depends on and that ultimately determine the stability of the Earth system will require no less than a Great Food Transformation. The Commission calls for widespread multi-sector, multi-level action including: a substantial global shift toward healthy dietary patterns; large reductions in food loss and waste; and major improvements in food production practices. The data are both sufficient and strong enough to warrant immediate action. Food will be a defining issue of the 21st century.
EAT-Lancet Commission Commission consisting of 37 world-leading scientists from 16 countries, which aims to define targets for healthy diets and sustainable food production
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