The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health brings together more than 30 world-leading scientists from across the globe to reach a scientific consensus that defines a healthy and sustainable diet.
The Commission is delivering the first full scientific review of what constitutes a healthy diet from a sustainable food system, and which actions can support and speed up food system transformation.
Right, so you’re going to tell everyone in the world what to eat. Ok. Good luck.
Why is the EAT-Lancet Commission needed?
Erm, I suppose the answer isn’t, “to give 22 full time staff and 30 affiliated scientists salaries and access to more research grants”?
That paragraph started and ended with concern about the planet, with a little sliver of concerns about people as the meat in the sandwich.
Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals 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
Right, so it’s less about what the best diet is for me and my family and more about how I can change my diet to achieve the godawful wealth transfer for no tangible outcome that is the Paris Agreement.
• We don’t have a scientific consensus to define what is a healthy diet for all humans.
• We don’t have a comprehensive review of how food production must change to be sustainable.
• We don’t have clear, science-based guidelines telling all actors how we can provide humans with healthy diets from a sustainable food system.
Yes, understood; it’s about the planet more than my health.
In fact, if you really have any interest in reducing malnutrition you’d be spending all your time and effort trying to continue this trend;
Seriously; something has gone very seriously right in the fight against global malnutrition. Work out what it was and do more of it and NOW.
When I want advice on what changes to my diet I should make, I will ask a medical professional, not a climate scientist, and the opinion I will seek will be specific, not general.
The 22 staff of the Eat Forum team are paid a salary from money donated by The Stordalen Foundation, The Stockholm Resilience Centre, and The Wellcome Trust, the first two of which have “climate” as their prime concerns.
Don’t take dietary advice from people who’s agenda is to save the planet before saving individual humans and who, in fact, view humans populations as an exercise in statistics.