Acting in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission

Author(s): Rockström, J., G.A. Stordalen, R. Horton
In: The Lancet 387: 2364 – 2365
Year: 2016
Type: Journal / article
Link to centre authors: Rockström, Johan
Full reference: Rockström, J., G.A. Stordalen, R. Horton. 2016. Acting in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission. The Lancet 387: 2364 – 2365

Summary

Expanding waistlines are a problem not just for dietitians and population health specialists but, increasingly, for Earth system scientists too. The waistlines belong largely to the growing global middle class. The world is undergoing a dramatic nutrition transition to western diets. Wealth, industrialisation, and rapid urbanisation are driving a surge in resource-intensive meat and dairy products and ultra-processed foods. This dietary shift is the main cause of an exponential rise in obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

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