On February 20th, the EAT-Lancet Commission on healthy diets for sustainable food systems will be launched in London.
With Dr Sandro Demaio (CEO of EAT), Prof Corinna Hawkes (Director, Centre for Food Policy & EAT-Lancet Commissioner), and a panel featuring Dr Sandro Demaio, Prof Tim Lang (Centre for Food Policy, EAT-Lancet Commissioner), Baroness Rosie Boycott (journalist & food campaigner) and Helen Browning (Chief Executive, Soil Association & FFC Commissioner). Chair: Sue Pritchard (Director of the RSA Food, Farming & Countryside Commission)
Venue: RSA 8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ
About the report:
Unhealthy food is the leading cause of disease worldwide, and undernutrition is a problem that persists across the globe.
At the same time, food production is causing untold stress to the planet. It is responsible for a third of all greenhouse gas emissions and is the largest driver of biodiversity loss and freshwater depletion.
Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement targets to reduce carbon emissions means urgently and fundamentally changing the way we eat and produce food. But key questions remain unanswered and a lack of scientific consensus is slowing down governments, businesses and civil society actors who want to take action.
The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health is taking on these challenges. The Commission’s five Working Groups are investigating:
1) What is a healthy diet?
2) What is a sustainable food system?
3) What are the trends shaping diets today?
4) Can we achieve healthy diets from sustainable food systems? How?
5) What are the solutions and policies we can apply?