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Cover for Sustainable diets: linking nutrition and food systems.

This book takes a transdisciplinary approach and considers multisectoral actions, integrating health, agriculture, environment, economy, and socio-cultural issues, to comprehensively explore the topic of sustainable diets. Consideration is given to the multi-dimensional nature of diets and food...

Author(s)
Burlingame, B.; Dernini, S.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
Book
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Cover for Assessing the environmental impact of diets.

At the global level, the planetary boundaries approach addresses the current global environmental state and helps to prioritize the most pressing issues related to the agri-food system as a driver. These issues are climate change, nitrogen and phosphorus cycle disruption, land-use change and...

Author(s)
Dooren, C. van
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
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Cover for Sustainable diets: a bundle of problems (not one) in search of answers.

This chapter reflects on the status of policy debate about sustainable diets. That the scientific case for shifting the population's diet into a more sustainable direction is now as certain as science can be. The effect of food on ecosystems, health, the economy and society has turned what could be ...

Author(s)
Lang, T.; Mason, P.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
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Cover for Sustainable diets: the public health perspective.

Sustainable diets are a prerequisite for public health directly through their impact on nutrition and indirectly through their impact on the environment. Dietary patterns have implications for the use of finite resources, biodiversity and the production of waste including greenhouse gas emissions....

Author(s)
Lawrence, M.; Baker, P.; Wingrove, K.; Lindberg, R.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
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Cover for Can cities from the global South be the drivers of sustainable food systems?

Urbanization has been associated with significant transformations in our society, with paramount influence in agriculture and the world food industry, and subsequently in consumers' diets. Arguably, the current food consumption trend is non-sustainable given the non-regenerative, and rather...

Author(s)
Fonseca, J. M.; Battersby, J.; Hualda, L. A. T.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
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Cover for Attaining a healthy and sustainable diet.

The world continues to struggle with the multiple burdens of malnutrition that affect billions of individuals and the countries in which they live. One major contributor to nutrition outcomes is the consumption of diverse, safe and high-quality diets. However, diets are not static - they are...

Author(s)
Fanzo, J.; Swartz, H.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Highlighting interlinkages between sustainable diets and sustainable food systems.

Sustainable food systems and sustainable diets are increasingly being called upon as ways to orient action towards the eradication of hunger and malnutrition and the fulfilment of the sustainable development goals. This chapter explores the links between the two notions and how these links can...

Author(s)
Meybeck, A.; Gitz, V.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
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Cover for Nutritional indicators to assess the sustainability of the Mediterranean diet.

There is increasing evidence of the multiple effects of diets on public health nutrition, society and environment. Sustainability and food security are closely inter-related. The traditional Mediterranean diet (MD) is recognized as a healthier dietary pattern with a lower environmental impact. As a ...

Author(s)
Donini, L. M.; Dernini, S.; Lairon, D.; Serra-Majem, L.; Amiot-Carlin, M. J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
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Cover for Sustainable and healthy gastronomy in Costa Rica: betting on sustainable diets.

Current consumption patterns in Costa Rica and in other countries are driven by misinformation and lack of knowledge concerning the nutritional value and sustainability of food products. Unhealthy diets are a major reason for health problems, environmental degradation and food biodiversity loss. To ...

Author(s)
Echandi, M. D.; Masis, P. S.; Viquez, R. G.; Rodriguez, R. A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
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Cover for Ten years to achieve transformational change: the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition 2016-2025.

The world has formulated an ambitious agenda foreseeing to eliminate all forms of malnutrition and achieving sustainability targets. This agenda is described in various globally agreed documents: the 2030 Agenda, the outcome documents of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) and...

Author(s)
Oenema, S.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
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