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A whole load of studies this year revealed the power of food and debunked some of the myths we might have had about nutrition. Here are the 7 breaking studies you might have missed:
1. A Planetary Health Diet Could Feed 10 Billion & Solve Climate Change
Scientists at the EAT-Lancet Commission recommended a slash in meat and dairy intake, and a doubling of plant-based consumption in order to meet the demands of a growing global population and save our planet.
2. Healthy Food & Sustainable Food Are The Same
Oxford University researchers revealed that healthy foods are almost always those that have the lowest environmental impact on our planet.
3. Doubling Veggie Options On Menu Can Help Cut Meat Orders
A study conducted by the University of Cambridge found that simply doubling the vegetarian options on menus leads to a significant decrease in meat orders (40-80%) and therefore a massive cut in carbon emissions.
4. Lab-Grown Food Tech To Drive End Of Beef & Dairy
According to a report by think tank ReThinkX, new food technologies developed by plant-based and cell-based companies will drive the beef and dairy industry to collapse by as soon as 2030.
5. Stop Listening To One-Size-Fits-All Diet Advice
Landmark nutrition study called “Predict” by researchers at Harvard, King’s College London and Stanford University finds that every single individual person’s response to food varies significantly.
6. Majority Of Meat Will Be Plant Or Cell-Based By 2040
An analysis conducted by global consultancy AT Kearney predicts that at least 60% of meat consumption will not be produced by traditional livestock farming and will be replaced by plant-based or cell-based versions by 2040. Asia will be at the helm of driving this change, say the analysts.
7. Organic Agriculture Can Help Achieve The UN Global Goals
A Dutch meta-analysis that pulls data from over 120 scientific publications found that organic agriculture can help make progress on 8 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, including climate change and clean water.
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