Yesterday Change Food was present at the United Nations for the EAT-Lancet Commission’s launch of their new report “Food Planet Health: Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems.” Hosted by the EAT Foundation from Oslo, Norway, the one and a half hour event featured a keynote from Dr. Gunhild Stordalen, the founder and head of the EAT Foundation as well as activist/actor Alec Baldwin. The event also included talks from several experts as well as a panel discussion around health and wellness.
The report brought together 37 experts from 16 countries in various fields of human health, agriculture, political sciences and environmental sustainability to develop specific scientific targets for healthy diets from sustainable food production. It was originally published in The Lancet on January 16th.
In short, the report states that in order to help mitigate climate change and help solve global health issues such as obesity and heart disease, consumers must reduce meat consumption, embrace more plants, and eat in moderation.
The report has already generated much media attention, and has also brought up issues from concerned food advocates.
After the U.N., select guests were invited to a dinner reception at Google’s Highline Cafe on the west side of Manhattan. More on the dinner, additional thoughts on the event, and a discussion of the issues brought up coming soon.
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