Diets Are Becoming Less Healthy, Less Sustainable Across the Globe

From foodtank.com, by Emily Nink
Diets Are Becoming Less Healthy, Less Sustainable Across the Globe

Our food is making us sick, wreaking ecosystem-level havoc, and driving global climate change. And worldwide, eaters are continuing to shift to poorer diets, worsening this trajectory.

According to a study by David Tillman and Michael Clark at the University of Minnesota, diets in 2050 will contain 60 percent more empty calories, 25-50 percent more pork, poultry, beef, dairy, and eggs, and fewer servings of fruits and vegetables if current dietary shifts continue.

And the shift in global diets is resulting in externalized costs to human health and the environment, according to organizations such as The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) Agriculture & Food (AgFood) project.

Read more about the research HERE!

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