Published March 28, 2020 | Version v1
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The Environmental Assessment of Diets

  • 1. Trinity College Dublin
  • 2. The James Hutton Institute
  • 3. Bangor University


This report, ‘Environmental Assessment of Diets’, presents both an analysis of global dietary change since the 1960s as a function of income, focussing on macronutrient intake (energy, carbohydrate, protein and fat), and a more detailed environmental and nutrient density assessment of the present-day European diet. Particular emphasis is placed on the role of legumes in reducing CO2e emissions and gPO43- release associated with diet. The report ends with a nutritional and environmental comparison of the European diet with the recently launched EAT Lancet Commission reference diet.


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TRUE – Transition paths to sustainable legume based systems in Europe 727973
European Commission