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  • Preserving the Earth with a cleaner, greener diet
  • Preserving the Earth with a cleaner, greener diet
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Can a sustainable diet save the planet?

The global shift to a Western diet rich in meat and dairy is putting unprecedented pressure on the planet to feed a growing population. Could a more sustainable diet resolve health and hunger crises around the world? And would people really be willing to switch to a greener menu?

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The idea of the sustainable diet is slowly gaining traction among consumers, businesses and governments. Often summarised as ‘more plants, less but higher quality meat, and less processed food’, these meals can help improve public health and the environment, while also offering opportunities for companies that enable people to shift to greener food choices.

The proliferation of the Western diet – high in meat, dairy and processed food – has contributed to the spread of lifestyle-related illnesses such as obesity, type two diabetes and heart disease. But what exactly is a sustainable diet? And what will convince people to ...



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