I attended the debate on the EAT-Lancet Commission’s report on sustainable health and planetary boundaries on 20th February 2019. The report recommends radical changes to a low meat/high veg diet and more sustainable, extensive farming practices.
- Helen Browning talked about a new European model set out in the recent IDDRI report released by the Soil Association.
- Dr Marco Springmann presented UK data on what the EAT-Lancet approach would mean for our diet, emissions and mortality risk(find slides here)
- Dr Alison Tedstone said we need to go beyond dietary guidelines and change needs to cover the food system as a whole
- Baroness Rosie Boycott highlighted the urgent need for change, saying that 2050 is too late
- Prof Tim Lang and Sandro Demaio also gave presentations.
Find more information and comment here:
EAT-Lancet Commission report (full)
EAT-Lancet Commission summary report (quick read)
The Soil Association’s translation of the IDDRI report ‘Ten Years of Agroecology in Europe’
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