Diet Impacts on Climate and Health: New Zealand's Experience.

Published on Sep 24, 2020in Environmental Health Perspectives9.031
· DOI :10.1289/EHP6957
Nate Seltenrich12
Estimated H-index: 12
#1Jonathan Drew (University of Otago)H-Index: 1
#2Cristina Cleghorn (University of Otago)H-Index: 2
Last. Anja Mizdrak (University of Otago)H-Index: 12
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Background: The global food system is driving both the climate crisis and the growing burden of noncommunicable disease. International research has highlighted the climate and health co-benefit opp...
#1Walter C. Willett (Harvard University)H-Index: 389
#2Johan Rockström (PIK: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research)H-Index: 96
Last. Christopher J L Murray (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 223
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Food in the Anthropocene : the EAT-Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems.
#1Marco Springmann (University of Oxford)H-Index: 18
#2Keith Wiebe (IFPRI: International Food Policy Research Institute)H-Index: 35
Last. Peter Scarborough (University of Oxford)H-Index: 64
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Summary Background Sustainable diets are intended to address the increasing health and environmental concerns related to food production and consumption. Although many candidates for sustainable diets have emerged, a consistent and joint environmental and health analysis of these diets has not been done at a regional level. Using an integrated health and environmental modelling framework for more than 150 countries, we examined three different approaches to sustainable diets motivated by environ...
#1Stefanie Vandevijvere (University of Auckland)H-Index: 47
#2Nicholas Young (University of Auckland)H-Index: 1
Last. Mark Gahegan (University of Auckland)H-Index: 34
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Background Evidence on whether healthy diets are more expensive than current diets is mixed due to lack of robust methodology. The aim of this study was to develop a novel methodology to model the cost differential between healthy and current diets and apply it in New Zealand.
#5Pete SmithH-Index: 181
In the context of planetary boundaries on the one hand and the need for human development (in its widest sense) on the other, what role – if any – do farmed animals play in a sustainable food system? If they do have a role, which systems and species are to be preferred, in which contexts, at what scale and at what level of overall production and consumption? How could the required changes happen?
#1Stephen Clune (Lancaster University)H-Index: 9
#2Enda Crossin (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 17
Last. Karli Verghese (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 14
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Abstract This paper presents the results of a systematic literature review of greenhouse gas emissions for different food categories from life cycle assessment (LCA) studies, to enable streamline calculations that could inform dietary choice. The motivation for completing the paper was the inadequate synthesis of food greenhouse gas emissions available in the public domain. The paper reviewed 369 published studies that provided 1718 global warming potential (GWP) values for 168 varieties of fres...
#1Suzi Kerr (Motu Economic and Public Policy Research)H-Index: 25
This paper explores how New Zealand should address agricultural greenhouse gas emissions: methane and nitrous oxide. The starting point is the internationally agreed-upon goal of limiting global warming to below two degrees, and New Zealand’s commitment to contribute its ‘fair share’ to the international climate-change mitigation effort. The report focuses on the role of mitigating biological agricultural emissions within that, and how New Zealand could most cost-effectively mitigate its own emi...
#1Mario Herrero (CSIRO: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)H-Index: 89
#2Benjamin B. Henderson (CSIRO: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)H-Index: 20
Last. Elke Stehfest (Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency)H-Index: 58
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The livestock sector supports about 1.3 billion producers and retailers, and contributes 40-50% of agricultural GDP. We estimated that between 1995 and 2005, the livestock sector was responsible for greenhouse gas emissions of 5.6-7.5GtCO(2)e yr(-1). Livestock accounts for up to half of the technical mitigation potential of the agriculture, forestry and land-use sectors, through management options that sustainably intensify livestock production, promote carbon sequestration in rangelands and red...
#1David Tilman (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 163
#2Michael Clark (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 18
Diets link environmental and human health. Rising incomes and urbanization are driving a global dietary transition in which traditional diets are replaced by diets higher in refined sugars, refined fats, oils and meats. By 2050 these dietary trends, if unchecked, would be a major contributor to an estimated 80 per cent increase in global agricultural greenhouse gas emissions from food production and to global land clearing. Moreover, these dietary shifts are greatly increasing the incidence of t...
#1Claire Hoolohan (Lancaster University)H-Index: 11
#2Mike Berners-Lee (Lancaster University)H-Index: 7
Last. C. N. Hewitt (Lancaster University)H-Index: 54
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The greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions embodied in 66 different food categories together with self-reported dietary information are used to show how consumer choices surrounding food might lead to reductions in food-related GHG emissions. The current UK-average diet is found to embody 8.8kgCO2eperson−1day−1. This figure includes both food eaten and food wasted (post-purchase). By far the largest potential reduction in GHG emissions is achieved by eliminating meat from the diet (35% reduction), follo...
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