Better than paleo, better than the mediterranean diet and all the longevity recipes on the market, the food of the future is one that keeps both our health and the health of the planet. Is such a miracle possible? Yes, according to a group of scientists who, for three years, supported by research, have been calling for a transformation of our entire food system. It must be said that there is an urgent task: food, including the energy used to produce it, today accounts for almost a third of greenhouse gas emissions.
Of course, we know the basics: don’t overeat, stop spending, and seriously cut down on meat (especially red) and dairy products. But in detail, what should we put on our plates to help save the planet from the worst effects of future warming? Reducing mortality by 63%, cancer by 39%, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% and land use by 62%: this is almost a miracle recipe. And yet, according to the Lancet Planetary Diet Study, which included more than 400,000 Europeans, this can be achieved by eating differently.
Here’s the diet to follow to feed 10 billion people and save the planet
A background paper on the subject was published in January 2019. This is the work of the EAT-Lancet commission, which in three years brought together thirty