Analysis: G20 Diets Are Devouring the Planet
A new report found that the food-related emissions in G20 countries, which make up two-thirds of the world's population, account for 75% of the world's carbon budget for food. If the entire world adopted these diets, it would exceed the planetary boundaries of food-related emissions by 263% by 2050. The report by EAT highlights national dietary guidance as an opportunity to align food consumption with climate goals.
In related news, this week the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee released its scientific report, which will be used to inform the latest update to U.S. dietary guidance. Although the report briefly mentions sustainability as an issue for future consideration, it fails to emphasize climate-friendly, plant-based diets.
Here's one thing you can do: Submit a public comment urging the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services to align the 2020 dietary guidelines with the planetary health diet.