Three principles for a healthier planet and a healthier you

Published May 2, 2017

In this recently released TEDMED talk, Gunhild Stordalen explores the powerful connections between food, health and climate.

What if there is a combined cure for both human health and the environment? What if that cure isn’t something far out on the horizon, but rather, something right in front of us, that we can act on every day?!

The world’s population is growing rapidly. However how to feed that growing population in way that is both sustainable and healthy is one of the greater global challenges of our generation. Any solution will require collaboration across science, politics, business and civil society on setting science-based targets, creating coherent policies and new business models.

How does such a solution translate into practical, everyday food choices? What can we as consumers do?

In her TEDMED talk, Gunhild Stordalen, EAT-founder and president, highlights three simple science-based principles for a healthier planet and a healthier you.

 

«If we get it right on food, we can fix some of our greatest global challenges!» Gunhild A. Stordalen, Founder and President, EAT Foundation

TEDMED is an annual conference focusing on health and medicine, with a year-round web based community. Gunhild Stordalen’s talk was held at TEDMED 2016 in Palm Springs, California.

As follow up to the talk, Stordalen has written this post at the TEDMED blog, where she further outlines the role of food in shaping the planet’s health. You can read it here: Food can fix it! – A non-foodie´s journey to save the world, starting at the plate