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UN Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) Brief: Synergies between healthy and sustainable diets

In a recent brief for the UN Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) a group of researchers, including Tara Garnett of the FCRN, proposed that well-designed policies targeting the demand for particular foods could simultaneously improve the health of the global population and achieve environmental sustainability.

Current evidence shows that reducing food over-consumption (especially of livestock products), and lowering food waste would at the same time improve people’s health and help environmental goals.


Bajželj, B., Benton, T. G., Clark, M., Garnett, T., Marteau, T. M., Richards, K. S., Smith, P., & Vasiljevic, M. (2015). Synergies between healthy and sustainable diets. UN Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) Brief.

Read the full briefing here.

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