IHP news 526: Global Health Events

By on June 14, 2019

EAT Forum in Stockholm  (June 12-13)


‘The World’s Leading Platform for Global Food Transformation’.

As a reminder, EAT is the science-based global platform for food system transformation.    “EAT is a non-profit founded by the Stordalen Foundation, Stockholm Resilience Centre and the Wellcome Trust to catalyze a food system transformation.”  You might remember the EAT Lancet Commission    from a while ago, with their advocacy for a (somewhat controversial) planetary health diet.

For some of the action, see #EATForum19

Devex – Who will invest in sustainable food for the ‘real world’?


Coverage of the Forum. “Bugs and fake meat dominated discussions on the future of food at the sixth annual EAT Stockholm Food Forum, a two-day event that kicked off Wednesday — but for solutions to sustainable food in lower-income countries we need to be looking elsewhere, delegates said. Innovators — and investors — came together to discuss ideas that can push the world toward a healthy diet derived from a sustainable food system, as laid out in the EAT-Lancet Commission report released in January….”

Among others, “…GAIN is working to build the Nutritious Foods Financing Facility, which would be positioned to support small and medium enterprises in Africa to scale up their production and delivery of healthy foods…..”

And a few tweets perhaps, via Kent Buse:

At the closing of #EatForum19 @MarkWatts40 of @c40cities says consumption based carbon emissions are set to double in the major world cities, but actually need to halve in next 10 yearssustainable diets can play a major role @EATforum

Lots of discussion of need shift to plant-based alternatives in food industry – but industry responds to consumer demand…Need better narrative & marketing to convince people to demand alternatives…industry will follow…”

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