Thursday, June 1 at 7pm. Online.
Join Newton Community Farm for this free virtual presentation with world-renowned physician, epidemiologist, and Harvard professor Dr. Walter Willett. We all know that what we eat affects our health, but how do our food choices affect the climate?
Dr. Walter Willett, co-chair of the EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, and Health, will present the findings of leading scientists on how what we eat and how we grow food impacts our planet, both now and in the future. In addition to predicting dietary health outcomes, this team included environmental factors (such as greenhouse gas emissions, food waste, improved agricultural production practices) to arrive at their recommendations. Dr. Willett will describe how transforming our eating habits can have major benefits for human health and allow us to stay within sustainable, planetary boundaries. He will also identify the strategies to achieve these goals which require the engagement of government at all levels, civil society, and individuals. More information is available on the Newton Community Farm website.