Shifting diets: Toward a sustainable food future

Shifting diets: Toward a sustainable food future

Janet Ranganathan, Daniel Vennard, Richard Waite, Tim Searchinger, Patrice Dumas, Brian Lipinski
global food policy report
2016

A global convergence toward Western-style diets that are high in calories, protein, and animal-based foods poses challenges for food security and sustainability. To quantify the benefits of shifting these consumers to more sustainable diets, several possible diet shifts are modeled. A framework is proposed to tackle the crucial question of how to shift people’s diets through the retail and food services sector.