What does a sustainable and healthy future mean when it comes to food production, consumption and resulting environmental impacts? With nearly a billion people globally going hungry and nearly two billion eating the wrong food, the answer is pressing – especially as we look to a future that needs to sustainably feed “10 billion by 2050.” This Forum explored how to avert dire consequences for human and planetary health through best practices and new technologies. Key questions were how to amplify nutritious food production, prevent waste and secure supplies, while protecting our environment in the process. The discussion included the “planetary health diet” recently proposed by an international commission that emphasizes plant-based eating for better health and for minimal ecological impact.
This Forum event was presented jointly with NBC News Digital on March 22, 2019.
Watch the entire series: https://theforum.sph.harvard.edu/