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New food approach aims to ensure a healthy planet and people

Updated: Mar 24, 2021


World Wildlife Fund
The report has found that transitioning to planet-based diets delivers high human health benefits and low environmental impacts. PHOTO: ImageCollab

Planet-Based Diets, a new approach to making food choices that can help ensure a healthy planet as well as healthy people, was launched by the World Wildlife Fund on 9 October. The initiative offers a global framework and a customized platform which can accelerate the adoption of healthy and sustainable planet-based diets at a national and individual level for the first time.

A new report titled Bending the Curve will help individuals and policymakers understand the health and environmental impact of their diets. The report has found that transitioning to planet-based diets delivers high human health benefits and low environmental impacts including a more stable climate, less wildlife loss and more space for it to thrive and crucially, longer and healthier lives for people.

Brent Loken, lead scientist for Global Food at WWF</