Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems counts several SDSN affiliates among its authors: Jessica Fanzo, a member of the Thematic Network on Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, Srinath Reddy and Walter Willett, members of the Thematic Network on Health for All, and Johan Rockstrom, member of the Leadership Council.

The report addresses the need to feed a growing global population a healthy diet while also defining sustainable food systems that will minimize damage to our planet. The Commission quantitively describes a universal healthy reference diet, based on an increase in consumption of healthy foods (such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, and nuts), and a decrease in consumption of unhealthy foods (such as red meat, sugar, and refined grains) that would provide major health benefits, and also increase the likelihood of attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals. This is set against the backdrop of defined scientific boundaries that would ensure a safe operating space within six Earth systems, towards sustaining a healthy planet.

The full report is available at