No time to lose: Food, diet, and farming are “startlingly absent” from governments’ climate plans, report flags

“A new 14-country assessment reveals that actions to improve food systems are a “missed opportunity” to cut at least one-fifth of emissions needed to avoid catastrophic climate change.”

“[F]ood systems are “startlingly absent” from most countries’ official national emissions-reduction plans, according to new Global Alliance for [the] Future of Food research.”

“Without transforming industrialized food systems, it will be impossible to keep global warming below the critical threshold of 1.5 degrees and guarantee food security.”

You can download the Global Alliance for the Future of Food’s report “Untapped Opportunities for Climate Action: An Assessment of Food Systems in Nationally Determined Contributions” (2022) at:

Published by greengrass50

My name is Christine McCullum-Gomez, PhD, RDN. I am a registered dietitian nutritionist with expertise in environmental nutrition, food and nutrition policy, food and nutrition security, food justice, chronic disease prevention, regenerative & organic agriculture, and sustainable healthy dietary patterns. Currently, I serve on the Editorial Review Board and as a Column Editor for the Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition. I live in Bogota, Colombia with my husband, two teenagers (boy-girl twins), and our dog Honey. My website is: You can follow me on Instagram at:

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