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If we all ate enough fruits and vegetables, there’d be big shortages

Mason-D’Croz et al. (2019) Gaps between fruit and vegetable production, demand, and recommended consumption at global and national levels: an integrated modelling study. The Lancet Planetary Health, 3(7), e318-e329.

Rising CO2, climate change projected to reduce availability of nutrients worldwide

Beach et al. (2019) Combining the effects of increased atmospheric carbon dioxide on protein, iron, and zinc availability and projected climate change on global diets: a modelling study. The Lancet Planetary Health, 3(7) e307-e317.

Shedding light on the key determinants of global land use projections

Stehfest et al. (2019) Key determinants of global land-use futures. Nature Communications 10(2166), 1–10.
Take on food industry to beat malnutrition and obesity, says report Swinburn et al. (2019) The Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition, and Climate Change: The Lancet Commission report. The Lancet. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32822-8.

Tackling obesity ‘needs treaty like climate change’

Swinburn et al. (2019) The Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition, and Climate Change: The Lancet Commission report. The Lancet. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32822-8.
How to feed a growing population healthy food without ruining the planet

Willett et al. (2019) Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems. The Lancet 393 (10170), 447-492.

New plant-focused diet would ‘transform’ planet’s future, say scientists

Willett et al. (2019) Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems. The Lancet 393 (10170), 447-492.

A bit of meat, a lot of veg – the flexitarian diet to feed 10bn

Willett et al. (2019) Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems. The Lancet 393 (10170), 447-492.
The global food problem isn’t what you think Mason-D’Croz et al. (2019) Agricultural investments and hunger in Africa modeling potential contributions to SDG2 – Zero Hunger. World Development 116, 38-53.
Meat tax: why taxing sausages and bacon could save hundreds of thousands of lives every year Springmann et al. (2018) Health-motivated taxes on red and processed meat: a modelling study on cost-compensating tax levels and health and climate-change co-benefits. PLOS One 13 (11): e0204139.

For a lower climate footprint, vegetarian diet beats local

Sandström et al. (2018) The role of trade in the greenhouse gas footprints of EU diets. Global Food Security 19, 48-55.

Brexit diet could lead to 5,600 deaths a year as fresh fruit and veg prices shoot up

Springmann et al. (2018). Health and nutritional aspects of sustainable diet strategies and their association with environmental impacts: a global modelling analysis with country-level detail. The Lancet Planetary Health 2(10), E451-E461.

‘Flexitarian’ diets key to feeding people in a warming world

Springmann et al. (2018) Options for keeping the food system within environmental limits. Nature. DOI: 1038/s41586-018-0594-0

Intensive farming ‘least bad option’ for food and environment

Balmford et al. (2018) The environmental costs and benefits of high-yield farming. Nature Sustainability 1, 477–485.

Climate Change’s Long-Term Fix Has a Short-Term Cost

Hasegawa et al. (2018) Risk of increased food insecurity under stringent global climate change mitigation policy. Nature Climate Change 8, 699–703.

Moves to cut emissions could cause more hunger than climate change – study

Hasegawa et al. (2018) Risk of increased food insecurity under stringent global climate change mitigation policy. Nature Climate Change 8, 699–703.
Feeding cows bits of bacteria could prevent forest loss and lower emissions Pikaar et al. (2018) Decoupling livestock from land use through industrial feed production pathways, Environmental Science & Technology. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b00216

Spacefood for Cows: Industrial Microbes Could Feed Cattle, Pigs and Chicken with Less Damage to the Environment

Pikaar et al. (2018) Decoupling livestock from land use through industrial feed production pathways, Environmental Science & Technology. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b00216
Going vegan ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth Herrero et al. (2016) Greenhouse gas mitigation potentials in the livestock sector. Nature Climate Change 6, 452-461.
Diversification key to ensuring food security and stabilizing food production in Africa Waha et al. (2018) Agricultural diversification as a key strategy for achieving food security in Africa. Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14158. 
Africa ‘set to miss UN development goal on malnutrition’ Osgood-Zimmerman et al. (2018) Mapping child growth failure in Africa between 2000 and 2015. Nature. 555, 41–47.
Africa ‘very, very far away’ from meeting global target to end child malnutrition Osgood-Zimmerman et al. (2018) Mapping child growth failure in Africa between 2000 and 2015. Nature. 555, 41–47.
Global Grazing Lands Increasingly Vulnerable to a Changing Climate Sloat et al. (2018) Increasing importance of precipitation variability on global livestock grazing lands. Nature Climate Change. 8, 214–218.
Climate’s magic rabbit: Pulling CO2 out of thin air Griscom et al. (2017) Natural climate solutions. PNAS 114 (44) 11645-11650.
Australian red meat sector sets 2030 carbon neutral target at Alice Springs producer forum Report to be released soon.
Grass-fed cows won’t save the climate, report finds Garnett and Godde et al. (2017) Grazed and confused? Ruminating on cattle, grazing systems, methane, nitrous oxide, the soil carbon sequestration question – and what it all means for greenhouse gas emissions. Food Climate Research Network.