project . 2016 - 2016 . Closed

Planetary Boundaries of Global Animal Food Production and Consumption: Decision-Making Tools for Social Change in Diverse Food Systems

Wellcome Trust
  • Funder: Wellcome TrustProject code: 201761
  • Funded under: Our Planet, Our Health Funder Contribution: 30,000 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    14 Apr 2016
    End Date
    25 Aug 2016
Description
Increasing global demand for animal-source foods (ASF), which include food items from animal sources (meat, fish, poultry, insects, dairy) has significant implications for crossing the planetary boundaries of what our environment can sustain, while having both positive and negative impacts on human health. Mitigating the negative implications requires careful attention to two under-examined sets of considerations. First, the impact of ASF on human health and the environment is not uniform across all populations and geographies. Second, efforts to modify ASF production and consumption will necessarily face formidable cultural, economic, ethical and political chal...
Description
Increasing global demand for animal-source foods (ASF), which include food items from animal sources (meat, fish, poultry, insects, dairy) has significant implications for crossing the planetary boundaries of what our environment can sustain, while having both positive and negative impacts on human health. Mitigating the negative implications requires careful attention to two under-examined sets of considerations. First, the impact of ASF on human health and the environment is not uniform across all populations and geographies. Second, efforts to modify ASF production and consumption will necessarily face formidable cultural, economic, ethical and political chal...
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