A team of scientists has developed a diet that will feed 10 billion people

The UN has long calculated that by 2050 there will be about 10 billion people on the planet - that is, 10 billion hungry mouths. Fresh data complements the picture - there will be a little more than a billion really hungry, of which 50 million are on the verge of death, 150 million will be regularly malnourished, and 820 million will save on food every day. In contrast to them, there are already 2 billion people with diabetes, provoked by obesity, and every year 1.3 billion tons of food go to the landfill. This is an extremely unreasonable and irresponsible situation.

The EAT-Lancet Commission is a group of 37 scientists from various scientific disciplines who have been commissioned by the UN to develop the "Diets for Humanity" program. They will need to virtually reimagine the food system for all 10 billion people, not forgetting to lay the development potential for transmission to descendants. And solutions, more precisely, ideas and concepts, already exist.

For example, in the United States, they consume 6.5 times more red meat than elsewhere in the world, for which huge herds of cattle trample fertile lands. It takes energy to transport it and uses a huge amount of plastic in single-use packaging. Half of Asia, on the other hand, eats mostly plant-based foods and only needs to lower food prices a little to make the range of food varied and complete. The members of the EAT-Lancet Commission propose to eliminate such distortions by law, at the global political level.

Personal gastronomic tastes - this will become not a right, but a privilege by 2050. The main source of protein instead of meat will most likely be beans and chickpeas, and the consumption of meat from animals, poultry and fish will be reduced to 0.5 kg per person per week. In general, you will have to reduce portions, forcing all people to eat less than 1 kg of food per day. The result of a complex of such events is more slim, less sick, less waste, more money in the family for other needs and less load on the ecosystem.