New Delhi : A new World Wide Fund For Nature (WFF) report says humans need urgent, localized responses to transform existing food systems before damage to nature and health becomes irreversible.
WWF says the’Planet-Based Diet’ is a win-win diet that can reduce food-based greenhouse gas emissions by at least 30%, wildlife loss by up to 46% and farmland use globally. 40%, premature death is at least 20%.
According to the WWF, a planetary-based diet will help ensure that everyone on Earth has healthy and nutritious food, and will help curve the curve for the negative effects of the food system. people.
It will help humans reverse natural losses, stop deforestation, reduce water use and pollution, reduce emissions, and provide healthy and nutritious food for everyone.
The new report’Bending the Curve: The Resilience of Earth-Based Diets’ will help individuals and policy makers understand the health and environmental impact of their diet, and the Earth-Based Diet Impact and Behavior Calculator will help make better decisions. We will lay the groundwork. It measures the national health and environmental impact of all diets, customized across 13 food groups and built on customized datasets and analyzes for 147 countries.
WWF said, “This calculator will help policy makers design more ambitious National Dietary Guidelines (NDGs) and integrate dietary transitions into different policy frameworks based on global health, climate and environmental goals.”
The report finds that switching to an earth-based diet provides higher human health benefits and lower environmental impacts, including a more stable climate, less wildlife loss and more space to thrive, and crucially for people to live longer and healthier I did.
WWF said, “As recognized at the recent United Nations Biodiversity Summit, the climate crisis and natural destruction largely driven by our food system put humanity in a planetary emergency,” WWF said.
They added that against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, adopting a healthier, more thoughtful diet is more important than ever.
“The main causes of emerging epidemics such as COVID-19 are the unsustainable conversion of agricultural land, intensive livestock breeding, and often illegal trade of wild animals for consumption. We have to change the way we produce and produce. We consume food to provide a healthy and sustainable future for everyone. “Said WWF.
“As dietary changes occur at the regional level, it was important to transform the global agenda into actionable, country-level analysis,” said Brent Loken, WWF’s Global Foods Lead Scientist and Lead Author of the Report.
“There is no one size fits all solutions. For example, some countries may need to significantly reduce the consumption of animal foods, while others may need to increase them to address the burden of nutritional deficiencies. You have to consider the environment together. ”
He added, “Our Influence and Behavior Calculator helps countries better understand the impact of dietary change, so we can provide all citizens with a diet that is good for both people and the planet.”
“The food we eat affects our health and our planet. In the latter case, you need to change your course now to ensure a nutritious and sustainable diet for future generations. This new report from WWF contributes to the debate with new insights and tools. This can inspire both policy and consumers and potentially lead to a more sustainable and healthier diet. This is needed globally and locally.
“In Denmark, we are launching a new set of Danish food-based dietary guidelines and for the first time combine our knowledge of what is good for both human health and climate. This idea fits well with ongoing Nordic development work. New Nordic nutrition recommendations for 2022. ”
“I hope many countries and regions are looking for the same job. We must use the transformative power of food to tackle global challenges.”
“Not changing our diet is having a dramatic impact on our health, nature, climate and other aspects of socio-economic development,” said João Campari, global leader in food practices at WWF.
“Food systems are a major contributor to biodiversity loss. Over the past 50 years, species populations have declined on average by 68%, resulting in 70% of land biodiversity loss due to food production and 50% in freshwater.”
“To achieve a food system that protects nature while providing plenty of nutritious and healthy food for everyone, we need an unprecedented level of collaboration to urgently deliver the transition to an earth-based diet,” Campari said. .
“We have the last nine harvests in just nine years that can transform the food system and achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals or cause potentially irreversible damage to nature and people.”
“We need action on the food system, production, consumption, food loss and waste. Adopting a planet-based diet that will increase conscious consumption and transform market demand can help accelerate other actions and achieve lasting change.”
On October 8th, WWF launched a planet-based diet, a new approach to food choices that can help ensure a healthy planet and healthy people.
The initiative is known to provide a global framework as well as a personalized platform to accelerate the adoption of healthy and sustainable earth-based diets at the national and individual levels for the first time.