Is this really the planet saving diet to feed the world?
by Paul Davies
What's Going On Here?
Scientists have announced what they believe to be the perfect diet to 'feed the world' whilst doing minimum damage to the planet.
What Does This Mean For Veganuary?
The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health brings together more than 30 world-leading scientists from across the globe to try and reach a scientific consensus that defines a healthy and sustainable diet.
In theory this is great, but there are so many other factors that we need to be aware of, including food waste and efficiency of farming, weather, transport, to make any of these numbers actually add up!
"If we were just minimising greenhouse gases we'd say everyone be vegan," said Prof Willet. But it was unclear to the scientists if a vegan diet would actually be healthier!
What's in this magic diet?
The diet also has room for 31g of sugar and about 50g worth of oils like olive oil.
Large scale farming has a massive impact on the planet and agriculture makes up around 1/4 of our CO2e emissions.
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