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Food guidelines offer opportunities to protect the planet, too
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19 May 2016, Rome--- A new study has been released today by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Food Climate Research Network (FCRN) at the University of Oxford. The “Plates, Pyramids, Planet” report evaluates government-issued food guidelines from across the globe. One of the key findings of the report include the point that: What we eat matters not just for our health, but for the planet, too. The study finds however that only a handful of governments have issued guidelines promoting “win-win” diets that can help tackle two of the most urgent challenges of our time: securing good nutrition for all and addressing climate change.

Ana Islas Ramos, Nutrition officer with FAO in Rome, elaborates further on this report. Interview conducted by Sandra Ferrari
4min. 07sec.
Topic(s): Agriculture & crops, Climate change, Food production & stocks, Food safety & consumer protection, Food Security, Interview, Nutrition
Produced by: FAO
 
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