Why we may need less delicious food

Published June 13, 2017

Policy-makers want evidence that tells them they can have it all – delicious, healthy and sustainable food. However we could face some difficult trade-offs as we try to solve the planetary and human health crises caused by food. Members of the EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health got together at the 2017 Stockholm Food Forum, to debate whether it’s possible to provide healthy and sustainable diets for all – and what those diets might look like.

Dr. Tara Garnett warned that in the future “we may need in many parts of the world to consume less, we may need less delicious food – we may not be able to afford it,” while Dr. Sunita Narain says the key to changing the way we eat is “deglamorizing” ultra-processed foods.

Watch the panel here:

Panel participants:

Professor Walter Willett, Dr. Sunita Narain, Dr. Juan Rivera Dommarco, Dr. Sonja Vermeulen, Dr. Tara Garnett and Professor Jessica Fanzo.

The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food Planet Health launches its report in 2018. Read more at www.foodplanethealth.org