"the Amount of red meat must be more than halved, while the amount of fruit and vegetables must be twice as big. It shows the first scientific summary of how we should eat for the earth will not be affected by the ”catastrophic damage”."
"It is the prestigious journal The Lancet, which is located behind the unusually sharp warning. On the initiative of the journal, and in cooperation with, inter alia, the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm university, publishes the now a report that shows how we humans should eat in order to life on earth as we know it today – will not be affected by the catastrophic damage on the planet."
"the Background to the EAT-Lancet Commission, as the initiative is called, is that more than three billion people have been known to get in the day, either because they suffer from under - or overweight. This at the same time that today's food production depletes the earth's resources in an unsustainable way, and is a driving factor behind climate change. Add to that the fact that the number of mouths are estimated to be 2.5 billion more in the near future. For about only 30 years (2050) estimated the global population to be 10 billion."
"The research that is now presented shows that it is possible, provided that our diets are changing radically. For example, the amount of red meat that we consume more than halved, while the amount of fruit and vegetables doubled. Estimated to have 35 percent of our calories come from whole grains and root vegetables, like potatoes, while the protein should in principle be a vegetarian. To eat red meat, but only an average of 14 grams per day. The amount of fruit and vegetables that we get in the us every day should be at least 500 grams."
"If the earth's population embraced such a diet and reduced food wastage by half – would we be able to feed the global population in a sustainable way. In addition, such a diet also avoid eleven million people's death each year, according to the calculations, because the diet also has a crucial importance for health."
"– the Food we eat and how we produce it determines both humans and the planet's health, and for the moment we have got this massively wrong, " says one of the study authors, professor Tim Lang at the University of London, to the journal."
"– We need radical action, where we change the global food production on a scale we have never seen before, but in a way that is adapted to the conditions in each country. These problems are not easy to fix, but the goal is within reach, " he continues."
"The current research project has taken three years to complete and involved 37 experts in different fields from 16 different countries, including Sweden."
"– this report shows how we should eat, but, above all, that it is possible to feed a growing population in a sustainable way, " says Line Gordon, director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre and one of the authors behind the report."
TT: But is it even feasible?"
" I think that it is possible. We do not have any other choice, but then we need commitment from both politicians and the business community."
"HH: do you Eat yourself this way?"
" I try. I have reduced the meat and increased the amount of legumes, but it is necessary to have knowledge and get help to choose the right."
"the Study is funded by the uk research foundation the Wellcome Trust and the foundation of the EAT with the Norwegian Gunhild He in the forefront."
"It is not difficult to be vegetarian, provided that you know where the industry is. To cover up for the nutrients in the food from the animal kingdom, there are a few foods that are especially important in the vegetarianska the food:"
"If you do not eat any animal foods at all supplements with vitamin B12 and vitamin D in sufficient amounts from fortified products. It may be necessary even if you eat dairy products and eggs."