New ‘planetary health diet’ can save lives and the planet, major review suggests
A team of 37 scientists have developed a new diet which could change the way the entire world eats
OK, so what am I allowed to eat?
The daily allowance Chicken – 29g Red meat – 14g Fish – 28g Whole grains (bread, rice, etc.) – 232g Starchy carbs (potatoes, etc.) – 50g Legumes (beans, chickpeas, lentils, etc.) – 75g Vegetables – 300g Fruit – 200g Dairy – 250g (equivalent to one glass of milk) Eggs – 13g Nuts – 50g
How will this diet help the planet?
The planetary health diet significantly reduces the amount of animals we need to farm. This, in turn, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, saves water and stops us needing to expand our farmland. Livestock currently accounts for up to 18 per cent of human-induced greenhouse gas emissions.