Better than eating “paleo”, better than the Mediterranean diet and all the “longevity” recipes on the market, the food of the future is the one that preserves both our health and that of the planet. Is such a miracle possible? Yes, according to a group of scientists who have been praying for three years, with supportive studies, for the transformation of our entire food system. It must be said that there is an urgency: food – including the energy used to produce it – today accounts for almost a third of greenhouse gas emissions.
Of course, we know the key points: avoid overeating, end waste, and seriously reduce our consumption of meat (especially red) and dairy products. But in detail, what should we put on our plates to help save the planet from the worst effects of future heat? Reducing mortality by 63%, cancer by 39%, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% and land use by 62%: it’s almost a miracle recipe. And yet, according to a study by the Lancet Planetary Diet with more than 400,000 Europeans, we can achieve this by eating differently.
Here’s the diet to follow to feed the 10 billion people saving the planet
The reference paper on this topic was published in January 2019. It is that of the EAT-Lancet commission, which brought together, for three years, thirty