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February 18, 2021 - Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Climate Policies Promoting Plant-Based Diets Could Save Millions of Lives

Climate Policies Promoting Plant-Based Diets Could Save Millions of Lives
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More than 6 million diet-related deaths a year could be prevented by 2040 if nine countries representing 50% of the world’s population and 70% of the world’s emissions adopted climate policies that promoted plant-based diets, according to a study in The Lancet Planetary Health.

For each nation - Brazil, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States - researchers compared current climate change policies with two alternative scenarios: one that included a shift toward a flexitarian diet and another with a 50% flexitarian diet and 50% vegan diet.

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