Match!

To be or not to be for humankind - organic diets revisited for a sustainable development

Published on Dec 1, 2019
· DOI :10.1186/s42055-019-0008-7
Ana Paula Simões-Wüst13
Estimated H-index: 13
,
Pieter C. Dagnelie52
Estimated H-index: 52
(UM: Maastricht University)
View in Source
Abstract
Worldwide, traditional diets are being replaced by diets with high proportions of ultra-processed industrial foods, meat products and refined sugars, fats and oils. By contrast, the (slowly) growing consumption of unrefined organic food products and the more and more popular organic-type of diets are associated with lower consumption of these foods. In this comment, we argue that the growth of the organic food chain is already now contributing to the goal of improving public health in global terms as well as to the goal of reducing the environmental impact of agricultural production and food processing. Thus, consumption of organic food contributes to saving lives and enabling future human existence. As such, the organic food system deserves increased attention and stimulation by scientists and public agencies.
  • References (27)
  • Citations (0)
References27
Newest
#1Marco Springmann (University of Oxford)H-Index: 14
#2Michael Clark (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 6
Last.Barry M. Popkin (Harvard University)H-Index: 323
view all 23 authors...
134 CitationsSource
#1Mayara Sanay da Silva Oliveira (UFBA: Federal University of Bahia)H-Index: 1
#2Ligia Silva-Amparo (UFBA: Federal University of Bahia)H-Index: 1
13 CitationsSource
#1Euridice Martinez Steele (USP: University of São Paulo)H-Index: 10
#2Barry M. Popkin (UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)H-Index: 323
Last.Carlos Augusto Monteiro (USP: University of São Paulo)H-Index: 74
view all 4 authors...
76 CitationsSource
#1Caspar A. Hallmann (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 7
#2Martin SorgH-Index: 1
Last.Hans de Kroon (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 46
view all 12 authors...
388 CitationsSource
#1Ana Paula Simões-Wüst (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 13
Last.Carel ThijsH-Index: 49
view all 5 authors...
8 CitationsSource
#1Ana Paula Simões-Wüst (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 13
Last.Carel ThijsH-Index: 49
view all 6 authors...
2 CitationsSource
#1Michael Clark (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 6
#2David Tilman (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 142
112 CitationsSource
#1Anne Lise Brantsæter (FHI: Norwegian Institute of Public Health)H-Index: 35
#2T.A. Ydersbond (SSB: Statistics Norway)H-Index: 11
Last.Helle Margrete Meltzer (FHI: Norwegian Institute of Public Health)H-Index: 45
view all 5 authors...
15 CitationsSource
#1Verena Seufert (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 7
#2Navin Ramankutty (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 60
46 CitationsSource
#1Maria M. UlaszewskaH-Index: 10
#2Gloria Luzzani (UCSC: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)H-Index: 2
Last.Ettore Capri (UCSC: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)H-Index: 27
view all 4 authors...
9 CitationsSource
Cited By0
Newest
View next paperConventional and organic foods: A comparison focused on animal products