How much does a Egg weigh? Or to put it another way: How much Egg is 13 grams? This amount should take all the people of the world every day, to stay healthy and protect the environment. 50 grams of nuts, 75 grams of pulses, 28 grams of fish, 14 grams of red meat, 29 grams of chicken, 250 grams of milk products, 232 grams of grain. And especially: 500 grams of fruit and vegetables.

This meal plan is the result of a large-scale research work, the results of which were published today (The Lancet: Willet et al., 2019). 37 researchers from 16 countries have not designed the so – called planetary health diet-planetary, because you should take into account the natural limits of the planet and for all people of the earth; health, because it is only the planet, but also about diseases such as heart attacks and Diabetes, are due to poor diet is more likely to prevent. Eleven million early deaths could be prevent the diet every year, say the researchers.

“What we eat and how we produce it, decides on the health of people and the planet. And we just make a serious mistake,” says Tim Lang, one of the study authors from the University of London. And so the report calls for is actually a radical and rapid change. Worldwide, the consumption of red meat and sugar should be reduced by half. German would have to take the Figures of the Federal Association of the meat industry – only one-tenth were to eat meat, what is currently usual.

humans and the environment as a common scale

in Order to reach people to change their eating habits so massive, it need the cooperation of politicians at all levels, says Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet. The report shows that not only the composition of the food on our plate has to change, but also agriculture. It needs to be, among other things, sustainable and fossil fuels, to stop the loss of biodiversity by all means. There is therefore a need to ensure that the what to eat people, also comes from sustainable sources. In addition, food waste must be reduced by 15 percent.

In Essence, the claims of the report, in line with what environmental organisations have been saying for years. The view of a healthy diet coincides approximately with that of the world health organization. What is new about the planetary health diet, however, is to make people and the environment to a common scale.

Behind the report, the so-called EAT-Lancet Commission, which consists of experts in health, sustainability, economy, politics and agriculture and was established to create the scientific basis for a Transformation of the global food system. In addition to the journal Lancet, the independent research Institute, Stockholm Resilience Centre and the Norwegian NGO EAT are involved.

the question of how much 13 grams of Egg Remains only. About a quarter of an ice of the m-class Good appetite.

The report is on 17. January 2019 at 14.30 will be presented. Here you will find the live stream.

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