Through the Forward Food South Asia initiative, food service professionals, chefs, dietitians, doctors, public health leaders, environmental organizations, and millions of individuals are getting together to create a healthier, more sustainable food system.
We’re preventing cancer, diabetes and heart disease. We’re tackling obesity by following the Three Rs – Reduce, Refine and Replace. By following a more humane diet, we’re reducing the risk of chronic diseases that plague us; while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and conserving our water resources.
Some have started with programs like Meatless Monday; and, others are focusing on meat reduction and promoting consumption of plant-based diets through outreach programs.
The goal many are now setting? Over two years, reduce meat purchases by 20 percent through a greater emphasis on healthier plant-based foods. Together, we can help bring food forward.