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Expanding waistlines are a problem not just for dietitians and population health specialists but, increasingly, for Earth system scientists too. The waistlines belong largely to the growing global middle class. The world is undergoing a dramatic nutrition transition to western diets. Wealth, industrialisation, and rapid urbanisation are driving a surge in resource-intensive meat and dairy products and ultra-processed foods. This dietary shift is the main cause of an exponential rise in obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
Research news | 2018-01-18
New book on the evolution of social innovation and how to make them more transformative
Research news | 2018-01-16
Official aid for oceans and fisheries in developing world drops by 30%
General news | 2018-01-15
Executive director Johan Röckstrom will discuss the "carbon law" and researcher Maja Schlüter will discuss “amplifying feedbacks” that make it more difficult for people to change their behaviour
Research news | 2017-12-29
Why university campuses play a pivotal role in promoting sustainable development
Research news | 2017-12-21
New study looks at whether marine plastic pollution should be considered as a component of chemical pollutants in planetary boundaries framework
Research news | 2017-12-19
Will lead new new Advisory Committee together with Leena Srivastava, Vice Chancellor of TERI School of Advanced Studies, India