Planet-based diet can fix food inequality, cut premature deaths says report

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News: World Wildlife Fund(WWF) has published the report titled “Bending the Curve: The Restorative Power of Planet-Based Diets” and launched a new platform known as Planet-Based Diets Impact and Action Calculator.

 

Facts:

  • What does the report say? The report says that there is a need to strike a balance in how countries consume their food and a shift to a plant-based diet may be the need of the hour to fix food inequality and reduce premature deaths.
  • Planet Based Diets Impact and Action Calculator: It is a science based platform that aims to lay the foundations for better decision-making by measuring the national health and environmental impacts of any diet customized across 13 food groups.

 

Additional Facts:

  • Planet-Based diets: It is a consumption pattern that is high on human health benefits and low on environmental impacts.
  • WWF: It is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1961 to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. Headquarters:Gland, Switzerland.