One Year Later – The EAT Lancet Report

It has been just over one year since the major new report from The EAT-Lancet Commission for Food, Planet, and Health was released. (Read the full EAT-Lancet report). The report was written by 37 world experts in health, environmental sustainability, food systems, economics, and political governance. It argues that food security and environmental sustainability can co-exist and that it is possible to feed the world’s population a healthy diet while minimizing harm to the planet. For a summary of the report and the strategies click here 

Last March, Toronto Public Health and Live Green Toronto hosted a sold-out event public event to highlight the relationship between food, health and the planet, and explore how the findings of the EAT-Lancet Commission’s global scientific review can be applied to Toronto. The Commission’s report links what we eat with climate change and other forms of environmental destruction, but presents a hopeful picture that changes in our diets can make us healthier while living within planetary environmental boundaries.

A video of the panel discussion is available online at https://business.facebook.com/livegreenTO/videos/2234320033449001/

The public event was followed by a day of consultation with policymakers and a session for City of Toronto staff to learn more about the EAT-Lancet Commission’s important findings and City of Toronto initiatives that support a healthy, equitable and sustainable food system, as well as an opportunity for input on next steps.

What has changed in the last year? Toronto declared a climate emergency, signed onto the C40 Good Food Cities Declaration, and will implement a food lens in all city divisions. 

For more information refer to the following links

Toronto’s Declares a Climate Emergency (Read more)

Toronto Signs Onto the C40 Good Food Cities Declaration  (Read more)