After global representatives met for the 2021 U.N. Food Systems Summit, five major action areas were formulated, each supported by multi-stakeholder commitments around food consumption and food production, including the Food is Never Waste initiative, the Healthy Diets Initiative, the Agroecology Initiative and the Local Food Supply Alliance.
These Action Areas align with the findings of the EAT-Lancet Commission report on Food, Planet, Health, a global study exploring how to nourish a global population expected to expand to 10 billion people by 2050.
The report concluded that doing so is possible, but only by radically transforming our eating habits, improving food production and reducing food waste.
But which actions are required to launch such radical food system transformation? What constitutes a healthy diet, from a sustainable food system perspective? And who has to lead this change?