Scientists say a plant-forward diet could save millions of lives and avoid climate change
#Foodcanfixit: an international team of scientists has made a bold promise of health and sustainability … in a hashtag. A dramatic global change in diet and food production has the power to prevent roughly 11 million deaths each year and avoid climate change, the Eat-Lancet Commission says in a report published Wednesday in the medical journal The Lancet.
The commission developed the new “planetary health diet” with the goal of feeding 10 billion people, healthfully and without damaging the planet, by 2050. In order to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris agreement, the authors say, the world must drastically change the way it eats. For North Americans, this means eating 84 per cent less red meat and six times more legumes (e.g. beans and lentils), according to The Guardian. Worldwide, the guidelines require sugar consumption to be slashed by half.
Update: Meet the Billionaire Eco-Hypocrite who funded the study.
Glamorous billionaire who funded study telling people they must only eat a quarter of a rasher of bacon a day to save the planet is slammed as hypocrite for jetting around the world in her £20m private PLANE