EAT-Lancet Commission London Launch

Great Room, RSA House

6:00pm 20th February 2019

The Food, Farming & Countryside Commission & City University Centre for Food Policy Food Thinkers Seminars present the EAT-Lancet Commission London Launch.

Can we feed a future population of 10 billion people a healthy diet within planetary boundaries?

To answer this question, EAT gathered 37 of the planet’s foremost experts who, for the first time ever, proposed scientific targets for what constitutes a healthy diet from a sustainable food system – as published in the EAT-Lancet ‘Food in the Anthropocene’ report.

These targets polarised opinions across the food, farming and public health sectors. One of the most widely touted challenges to the report is the applicability of the global set of recommendations at a local level – how might different countries respond?

To unpack what the EAT-Lancet framework might look like in a UK context, the Food, Farming & Countryside Commission and City University’s Food Thinkers Seminars convened a panel of experts from food policy, farming, public health and government backgrounds as well as to present new UK-specific modelling data.

Dr Sandro Demaio, CEO of EAT, and Professor Tim Lang, City University & EAT-Lancet Commissioner, presented the findings of the Commission, and Dr Marco Springmann, James Martin Fellow, Oxford Martin School, presented the new UK data.

The panel debate was moderated by Sue Pritchard, Director of the FFC Commission.

Professor Corinna Hawkes, Director, City University Centre for Food Policy and EAT-Lancet Commissioner provided the closing remarks.

Note: this event was originally published on the RSA website (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), which hosted the Food, Farming and Countryside Commission between November 2017-April 2020.