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Anthropocene: What would happen if just 54 wealthy nations adopted the EAT-Lancet diet?

Answer: it could lock away enough carbon to help them meet their emissions targets by century-end.


If high-income nations switch to plant-based diets, they would cut greenhouse gas emissions and sequester almost 100 billions tons of CO2 by 2100—provided the land formerly used to farm animals was reverted to its natural state.


These hopeful numbers emerged from a recent Nature Food study which explored what would happen if we put the onus on 54 of the wealthiest meat-consuming nations to adopt the official EAT-Lancet planetary health diet, which prioritizes diets rich in fruit, veg, and grains over animal-based foods.


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