Government leadership and substantial investment in research are needed to shift global consumption habits towards eating patterns that are both healthy and sustainable, say academics, industry and NGOs representatives in this report.
Changing What We Eat, published today by the Food Climate Research Network (FCRN), part of the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford, outlines the work needed to shift societies to consumption patterns that can meet both public health and environmental goals.
Research is now needed in three key areas, say those involved in the report:
- What are healthy sustainable eating patterns?
- How do we eat now, why, and what are the health and sustainability implications?
- How do we achieve positive change?
The report is based on the discussions of a workshop organised by the Food Climate Research Network, funded by the Wellcome Trust and the UK’s multi-agency Global Food Security programme. For the workshop PowerPoints and discussion papers, see here.