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Sandro Demaio, Alexandra Jones, Jennifer Cohen & Damon Gameau: Eating for the Planet

Is it possible to feed a future population of 10 billion people a healthy diet within planetary boundaries? 

Four years ago, this question was posed to a group of doctors and dieticians from all over the world, and their response became the Planetary Health Diet – a way of eating created by scientists to bring together the health needs of humans with what our planet can afford.

By exploring simple food principles, the Planetary Health Diet charts a way to solve major health issues, and balance human needs with our impact on the environment in the age of climate change. Join public health advocate and CEO of VicHealth Sandro Demaio for a keynote talk, followed by a panel discussion with Alexandra Jones from The George Institute for Global Health, clinical dietician Jennifer Cohen and director of That Sugar Film, Damon Gameau as they discuss how we can all eat better and contribute to a healthier world.

In 2020 a third of global food is wasted, if food waste was a country it would be the third highest greenhouse gas emitting nation behind China and the US.

Sandro Demaio

Localised food is better for us and it’s better for the planet. Instead of just planting trees, we should be planting fruit trees and perennial vegetables.

Damon Gameau

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Presented by the UNSW Centre for Ideas and supported by UNSW Medicine. This event is part of the UNSW x National Science Week program.

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