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DIET CHANGE: THE IMPACT
ON AGRICULTURE & ECOLOGICAL CONDITIONS

Perrine Laroche, Ursula Arens

21 April 8-8.45pm BST

DIET CHANGE: THE IMPACT
ON AGRICULTURE & ECOLOGICAL CONDITIONS

Perrine Laroche, Ursula Arens

21 April 8-8.45pm BST

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Free

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45mins

CONTENT AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES

We need urgent large-scale dietary change for our health and for the survival of our planet. What should that change be – and how would it impact global agriculture and ecological conditions?

Ahead of Earth Day 2021, we welcome Perrine Laroche to discuss her new award-winning research on this topic.

We’ll explore the land use changes that could result from such dietary change in Western countries, and the potential positive and negative ecological impacts across the globe. We’ll also consider ways to avoid local adverse consequences that would challenge the sustainability of alternative diets on a global scale.

CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF:

  • The method used to quantify the impact of different diets
  • The role of trade in distributing the impact around the globe
  • The risk of trade-offs between global and local sustainability

BE AWARE OF:

  • The potential of plant-based diets to support more eco-conscious forms of agriculture
  • The reliance of certain food items on fragile ecosystems
  • The importance of fair and reasonable trade relationships

BE ABLE TO:

  • Think a little beyond current discourses on sustainable diets
  • Identify food items associated with potential ecological risk
  • Use this knowledge when formulating nutritional advice

Read the research paper
Laroche, P. C. S. J., Schulp, C. J. E., Kastner, T., & Verburg, P. H. (2020). Telecoupled environmental impacts of current and alternative Western diets. Global Environmental Change, 62.

Please note, webinars are not intended to be used by non-medically qualified individuals or as a substitute for, or basis for any medical treatment.

Melissa Mogor

Expert speaker

Perrine Laroche
PhD student

Perrine Laroche is a PhD student in the Environmental Geography group at IVM VU Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She is part of COUPLED, which brings together 15 PhD students to understand the distant drivers of land use change, to inform better policies to solve the greatest sustainability challenges. Her research focuses on understanding lifestyles in Western countries as drivers of land use and ecological change elsewhere. She won the prestigious Alpro Foundation Award 2021 for this work.

Adele Hug

Webinar Chair

Ursula Arens
Freelance Nutrition Writer

Ursula Arens has a degree in Dietetics, and works as a freelance nutrition writer. During her career she worked in the food and pharmaceutical industries, and also at the British Nutrition Foundation. Her current interests include food fortification and supplementation, food labelling and environmental sustainability aspects of dietary guidance.

WEBINAR HOST AND MODERATOR
Tanya Haffner, MD RD Nutrilicious.

CPD CERTIFICATE & LEARNING MATERIALS

This webinar has been CPD approved by the the Association for Nutrition (AfN).

Once you have viewed a full recorded webinar the mynutriweb team will review and arrange to send you your certificate via email from hello@mynutriweb.com within two weeks of viewing the webinar.

MyNutriWeb is able to host this event at no charge to its community of health professionals with kind support from the Alpro Foundation sharing knowledge and discussions on the relevance of plant-based eating. All research to be discussed at the event has been subject to academic peer review and is published in independent, academic journals.

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About the Alpro Foundation Award
The Alpro Foundation Award for best scientific publication honours a promising young researcher as the first author of an outstanding paper in the field of plant-based nutrition (impact on health and/or sustainability). The first author must be affiliated to a European University and must be younger than 37 years. The prize is 2500€ for the young scientist.

About the Alpro Foundation
The Alpro Foundation is an independent non-profit organisation that was founded in 1996 in order to support scientific research into nutrition and to promote knowledge and awareness of plant-based nutrition, health and sustainability. Various resources for academics health professionals and students can be found on their website.

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