New ‘planetary health diet’ can save lives and the planet, major review suggests
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – “If we can assist people in regaining healthy lifestyles, and improve the environment, it’s a win-win situation,” Tracy Ford, chair of the Animal Rights Commission for Party of Communists USA said. “The new report of International scientists say by reducing red meat and sugar by half and increasing fruits, vegetables, and nuts is key to their research.
”A diet it says can improve health while ensuring sustainable food production to reduce further damage to the planet.,” Ford states.
And it can prevent up to 11.6 million premature deaths without harming the planet, says the report published Wednesday in the medical journal The Lancet.
The authors warn that a global change in diet and food production is needed as 3 billion people across the world are malnourished — which includes those who are under and over nourished — and food production is overstepping environmental targets, driving climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution.
The world’s population is set to reach 10 billion people by 2050; that growth, plus our current diet and food production habits, will “exacerbate risks to people and planet,” according to the authors.
“The stakes are very high,” Dr. Richard Horton, editor in chief at The Lancet, said of the report’s findings, noting that 1 billion people live in hunger and 2 billion people eat too much of the wrong foods.