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ACT Humanist Society Member's Forum: The EAT-Lancet Planetary Diet

Can the world shift to healthy diets from sustainable food systems?

The Lancet is a family of journals that uphold the highest standards in medical science. On 16 January 2019, the Lancet published Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems, produced by 19 Commissioners and 18 co-authors from 16 countries.

Food systems are currently damaging human health and damaging the environment. The Commission quantifies a standard reference diet based on extensive scientific research, that can be adapted for all food cultures and production systems in the world. A global shift toward this diet would vastly improve human health and wellbeing and significantly reduce environmental damage.

We will learn more about this issue and discuss whether it is significant for humanists and Humanist organisations and if so, what action should be taken. 

The Forum is also a great opportunity to meet members of the ACT Humanist Society.

The Forum is held at a member's home in O'Connor so please contact Mary-Anne on 0408 945 360 for the address.


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