Herrero to bolster global dietary report with food system modeling

In 2019, the EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health published the first set of global scientific targets for healthy diets and set out six environmental boundaries for food production, flagging the substantial impact that food has on them.

The Commission showed that feeding 10 billion people a healthy diet within safe planetary boundaries by 2050 is both possible and necessary and that adopting a Planetary Health Diet would help avoid severe environmental degradation and prevent approximately 11 million premature adult deaths annually.

Herrero will work closely with the Commission’s three co-chairs as well as Line Gordon of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, and EAT’s Director of Science, Fabrice DeClerck. The news follows the kick-off of the EAT-Lancet 2.0 Commission at the U.N. Stockholm+50 conference in June 2022.

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