A Win-Win Diet for People and Planet

As the global population looks set to reach 10 billion by 2050, the EAT-Lancet Commission has drawn up a “planetary health diet” with an ambitious 2-fold mission: helping the world eat healthier and averting environmental catastrophe, the Guardian reported.

Sticking to the regime means slashing red meat and sugar intake in half, and doubling consumption of fruits, veggies, pulses and nuts. The plan means big changes for some. For North Americans, it involves eating 84% less red meat. But it would also save some 11 million people a year from deaths related to poor diet, the report found. Key to the Commission's proposed “agricultural revolution” is improving farm yields in poorer nations.

Wondering how to get started? The Commission created a slew of guides tailored to everyone from health workers to farmers and food service professionals.

The EAT-Lancet Commission launches in Oslo today, and in New York and Melbourne next month.

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