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The Globe and Mail: Maintaining an environmentally sustainable diet is a worthwhile goal

Updated: Mar 8

The planetary health diet emphasizes whole grains, vegetables and fruit, nuts, beans and lentils and soy. It’s low in sugar and includes small but optional amounts of dairy, poultry, eggs, fish and red meat.


It’s estimated that food production accounts for approximately one-third of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Livestock production accounts for nearly one-half of these emissions.

Food production is also a significant contributor to biodiversity loss, deforestation, water use and land use.


Climate experts are urging governments, food producers and individuals to take action to improve the sustainability of our food systems, which encompass everything from food production, processing, packaging and distribution to food consumption.


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