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Biodiversity loss is one of the areas where humanity is operating furthest outside the planet’s environmental limits. This discussion paper prepared by Seth Cook of IIED as part of the Sustainable Diets for All project explores the roots of this situation and asks how to reorient food systems towards greater diversity, health, sustainability and inclusiveness. It argues that diverse agricultural production and diverse diets can be mutually reinforcing.

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Title: The Spice of Life: the Fundamental Role of Diversity on the Farm and on the Plate

Description:Biodiversity loss is one of the areas where humanity is operating furthest outside the planet’s environmental limits. This discussion paper prepared by Seth Cook of IIED as part of the Sustainable Diets for All project explores the roots of this situation and asks how to reorient food systems towards greater diversity, health, sustainability and inclusiveness. It argues that diverse agricultural production and diverse diets can be mutually reinforcing.

Publisher: Hivos and IIED

Type: pdf

ISBN: 978-1-78431-589-4