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Can the EAT-Lancet diet work for the Global South?

STOCKHOLM — In January, researchers unveiled a global reference diet designed to address the twin problems of rising malnutrition rates and the food system's contributions to climate change.

This month’s EAT Stockholm Food Forum centered on the hard work of translating that diet into reality, and how governments can develop healthy, sustainable food systems while maintaining popular support.

But some participants noted that there was little discussion of issues that particularly affect countries in the global south. That includes how governments can ensure communities are still able to afford food if prices rise to reflect higher nutrition and sustainability standards — or what happens if they don’t.

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