Food Planet Health was recently launched to showcase news, case studies, data tools, and ongoing research updates from the EAT-Lancet Commission for Food, Planet and Health. The website focuses on the need to transform the food system in order to improve human health and health of the planet.
The EAT-Lancet Commission, a partnership between the EAT Foundation and the Lancet, 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. The results will be presented in The Lancet in Spring 2018. There are 20 EAT-Lancet Commissioners, each of which are experts in the fields of food, health, agriculture, environment, and policy.
The Commission’s areas of expertise are sustainable food, healthy diets, and dietary trends, modelling food systems and developing supporting policies. These working groups are led by prominent researchers, practitioners, academicians, and policymakers from across the world, such as Walter-Willet, Anna Lartey, Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, Johan Rockström, Srinath Reddy, Christopher Murray, Jessica Fanzo, Tara Garnett, and Sunita Narain.
The launch of the website comes just prior to the EAT Food Forum 2017. Last year, Dr. Gunhild A. Stordalen, President of EAT Foundation, acknowledged the challenges of the current agricultural system with respect to the environment, health, and nutrition. Similarly, Johan Rockström, Co-founder of the EAT Foundation reiterated the goal of feeding a population of more than 9 billion in 2050 through sustainable means.