Healthy Sustainable Diets
16 Jun 2014
We explored some of the questions and challenges around the issue of healthy sustainable diets with The Guardian.
How can we make sure our diets are good for our health and for the environment? How can we incentivise these diets? What do they look like in different parts of the world?
These are some of the questions we explored in a recent 'In Focus' series with The Guardian, specifically:
- The global food issue: how local knowledge can offer solutions to the global problems of poor health and food waste.
- Over-eating hits the developing world: find out about the 'nutrition transition' and how its negative consequences might be avoided.
- The search for a sustainable diet: how can we make sure our diets are good for our health and the environment? Wasting less food and eating less meat is a start.
- The planet's dietary dilemma: do governments need to legislate to help us achieve healthy sustainable diets? Or can companies take the lead?
The series also included a live debate with Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy at City University London, David Nassbaum, CEO of WWF, and Tesco Technical Director, Tim Smith.
As we highlighted in our 2014 Tesco and Society report, we are trying to play an active role in the transition to healthier, more sustainable diets.
Our ambitions to tackle food waste and improve health, as well as our work to reduce our impact on the environment, demonstrate our commitment to this issue and we actively look to engage with partners to find solutions.